This recipe calls for cheese, bread and DEMOCRACY.

04/23/2009 4:01 PM |

The fromage masters at Artisanal are out to find the best grilled cheese recipe on the planet. After selecting a dozen finalists, they’ve given Facebook fans the privilege of choosing the winner. You can view the recipes and vote on their page or on The Feedbag. My favorite? Rob Hansen’s grilled Cabrales & Fig with Bacon. Recipe after the jump.

Cabrales & Fig Grilled Cheese with Bacon

2 half inch slices of sourdough bread
4 tablespoons crumbled Cabrales
2 tablespoons fig preserves
2 strips of crispy bacon
Spanish extra virgin olive oil to taste

Spread the fig preserves on both slices of bread. Top first slice with Cabrales and bacon and cover with second slice. Lightly drizzle both sides of the sandwich with the Spanish olive oil and place on preheated panini press. Cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and cheese just begins to ooze out.

I’d recommend enjoying as a rich and decadent treat after a long day with a glass of Pedro Ximenez.

One Comment

  • The best grilled cheese sandwiches, as we all know, are made with white bread, single slices of Swiss cheese and a piping hot iron.