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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Healthy Dishes | 12 comments

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Is the term “gourmet grilled cheese” an oxymoron? For the sake of this post, let’s go with no.

The jam

I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like. Goat cheese, gouda, pepperjack, mozzarella…they all call to me. Fact: You can never have too many shoes in your closet or too much cheese in your fridge. There are some cheeses I keep on hand at all times (think: cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan) and other cheeses I reserve for fancy occasions. Brie falls under the latter. I don’t buy it often, but when I do I eat it in about 1.5 days (โ†I feel like this could be one of those Dos Equis signs you see on Pinterest).

My latest obsession is a brie and jelly grilled cheese. It is sweet and savory and can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner…or all 3 if you’re pregnant and having serious brie cravings. That’s the thing about a grilled cheese – it transcends time. It isn’t confined to one window of the day.

Now, I know you’re probably wondering why I went and trashed up a perfectly good thing. Listen – I love the classic grilled cheese as much as the next 8 year old, but we’re all adults here. I think it is time we get fancy and sophisticated. So, put on your fancy pants because I’m giving you a ‘gourmet’ grilled cheese recipe.

The first thing you’re going to need is someย Ezekiel Flax bread.

Ezekial Bread


It contains grains, flax and lots of other good-for-you-stuff and I’m pretty sure the recipe is from the Bible, so nobody can argue with that. You can find it in the freezer section of most grocery stores and I highly recommend it. It takes a little getting used to because the texture is different, but I really enjoy it and I think you will too. Also, because this bread is healthy you can dub the entire sandwich as a healthy meal.

Next you’ll need some butter (I use yogurt butter), some brie and some strawberry jelly or jam.

Brie&JamPrepare this like you would your favorite childhood grilled cheese. Brie and jelly on the inside. Butter on the outside. Grill over medium heat for a few minutes until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is all melty. And voila! You’ve got yourself a gourmet grilled cheese that is the JAM!

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Now, tell me…what are you eating these days? Brie is expensive and I’ve got baby furniture to buy so I need a new craving.


  1. That. Looks. Amazing!!! I LOVE Ezekiel bread, especially their English muffins!! Will definitely be trying this!

  2. Um gourmet grilled cheese is definitely a thing and not an oxymoron in my book ๐Ÿ˜‰ There’s a food truck in my city that specializes in it! One of their sandwiches has pulled pork and mac n’ cheese. It is in-sane.

    Brie and fruit go so well together, I’m surprised I’ve never thought of this combo in a sandwich! Maybe because brie always disappears in my house too ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Wow! That looks amazing! I cut way back on my cheese intake but do like a good brie from time to time. Might have to give this a try soon!

  4. Yummy in my tummy! Looks amazing. A balanced diet is not in the cards for me right now. Call me “Yo-Yo”…one week I am on a Paleo kick, the next week I am ordering a large pizza with cheesy breadsticks for one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this recipe and will try it.

  5. I actually got to try this sandwich. It was wonderful. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  6. It was SOOOOO fun to meet you at BLEND! You’re such a cutie & so fun! Let’s stay in touch, I think our babies liked each other. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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