My kind of party goes like this:
1) Invite a bunch of friends over.
2) Say that you will provide sliced bread (Italian white) and tomato soup. Also butter and mayo.
3) Each guest will need to bring their own cheese and any other ingredients they want to use for their creation.
That’s right, it’s a grilled cheese party.
It was interesting to see how creative people were, but I believe everyone appreciated the simpler sandwiches as well (there was one with American cheese, bacon and tomato). I am sure I am forgetting some creations from the party, but there were just too many people and people’s sandwiches were gone as soon as they were out of the frying pan!
This was the second year I’ve done a party like this, and the amount of people present almost doubled from last year’s grilled cheese party. I think, in the future, I will have fewer guests so we can be more intentional with trying out each others’ grilled cheeses.
Here are some of the creations from the other night:
My sandwich: Goat cheese w/ basil, caramelized onions, sweet red pepper, fried pancetta, and pili pili oil. Coated with mayo instead of butter on the bread.
The Spaniard: Manchego cheese with slices of chorizo.
(NOTE: last year I made this sandwich, but I recommend it with some sort of quince or fig spread).
Buffalo Chicken: Cooked chicken mixed with mayo, diced red onion, carrot shavings, celery bits and Frank’s Buffalo Red Hot with cheddar and blue cheese.
There were many others, but there was no time to take pics, because we were too busy eating them!
Brie and Nutella
Brie with caramelized apples, cranberries and triple sec.
Mac and Cheese grilled Cheese
What are some of your favorite grilled cheese recipes?