A few weeks ago when we were in Maine for a wedding, we hanging around the rental cottage for the ‘after-after party’ and a cousin of the groom started whipping up grilled cheeses with the local blueberry jams that had come in our welcome bags. I have since been dreaming about this late-night snack and realized all of the untapped potential of grilled cheese experiments. So I set to work this weekend to test some gourmet grilled cheese recipes that would be perfect for a grilled cheese bar at a casual party, or served bite-size as an appetizer.
Are you ready for these pairings? First up, I recreated my late night inspiration with sharp English cheddar and wild blueberry jam (this one is still my favorite!). For a savory sandwich I combined goat cheese with cracked black pepper and fresh green chives (this won the husband vote). And for the most unique combination, I used a french brie, drizzled with honey, and topped with some sweet raisins. My cast iron skillet was pumping out these crusty, buttery little treats and we had quite the Saturday taste-testing all of my concoctions — I’m definitely using this idea for some simple entertaining with friends!
I saw a grilled cheese party on A Beautiful Mess and bookmarked for the future… such a fun idea! I bet I would love the brie concoction, and blueberry one too, that you made!
Ummm…YUM. I want the cheddar and blueberry!
A-maze-ing, Kate! I guarantee I will drive all the way out to Boston for a casual party with a grilled cheese bar 😉
You’re kidding right? This is like a dream come true and a brilliant idea. Yum!
If you could just hand over the brie sammich we’ll be cool. It looks DELIGHTFUL!
Oh my gosh, these look INCREDIBLE! You’ve officially inspired me to try more with my grilled cheese. Yum!
Didn’t you know you aren’t allowed to do yummy things like this without me?! Looks delish!
i want to go to there!!
Looks so yummy, yet so simple. High five to the brie, honey and raisins 🙂