Monterrey Jack

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Today it was decided that breakfast was on the table. I also decided it was high time to try out my new cast iron skillet. It worked out pretty well, as i had some heavy bacon presses heated up too for the top of the sandwiches, to squish them down a bit, sort of like a panini. We had some nice multigrain rye bread to load up with breakfasty type ingredients. I cooked up some breakfast sausage for Allison's sandwich and some crispy side bacon for my own. I also tossed a few eggs in a pan and scrambled them (using the Gordon Ramsey method, as best as I could remember).

Three Cheese Grilled Cheese

We decided on a nice simple sandwich today. It was Marble Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, and Swiss on whole wheat bread. Served with Zoodles and the 3 of the 4 new flavours of Lays potato chips, Creamy Garlic Caesar, Perogy Platter, and Grilled Cheese & Ketchup (we didn't think Maple Moose would go well with grilled cheese).

Sampler Platter Grilled Cheeses

This week we did a little departure and created 4 separate grilled cheese sandwiches. It was amazing. This came as a direct result of being given a Grilled Cheese creator basket as a wedding shower present (thanks Ginger!). Going right to left (i know that seems backwards, but keep with me here, there's a reason) the first on the right was mushroom and Swiss, next was a pizza grilled cheese which had mozzarella, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and some more mushrooms. Third from the right was jalapenos, cream cheese, and Monterrey Jack.

Four-Cheese Cheese-Steak Grilled Cheese

After a quick run through the grocery store looking for inspiration and ingredients I decided tonight's sandwich would be a four-cheese cheese-steak grilled cheese. I picked up some fast-fry rib-eye steaks, some extra cheese, and some nice soft Italian bread and headed home. I shredded and mixed together cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterrey Jack cheeses and then added a good size amount of cream cheese to turn it into a bit of a paste.

Plain Grilled Cheese

Today needed a regular every day grilled cheese sandwich. It got that, plus a little extra. I made it with some standard home made bread (from my breadmaker), cheddar cheese and Monterrey Jack. On the side was the usual pickle, tomato ketchup, and something new: jalapeno jelly mixed with sour cream.

Bacon and Eggs Grilled Cheese

Straight out of the ideas page, today i made a breakfast special, Bacon and Eggs grilled cheese. Allison is on vacation visiting a far away friend so i was able to finally make one with bacon in it (she doesn't like bacon. and no, i don't know why). I cooked up some fine thick cut side bacon strips, fried 2 eggs on the griddle in some of the remaining bacon grease, then assembled it all on the griddle with some Monterrey Jack cheese. This was on my usual home made bread so it was, as usual, double the size of any normal sandwich. It was gigantic.

Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese and Monterrey Jack Grilled Cheese

I flipped around through a few other internet sites today looking for inspiration and decided that today's grilled cheese would be Buffalo chicken with blue cheese and Monterrey Jack. I picked up some already prepared breaded chicken tenders at the hot deli counter at the grocery store and added some Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing sauce. The bread was a long french baguette, split down the middle (i also cut it on half the short way so it'd fit on the sandwich press). First thing down on the inside was some blue cheese.

Barbeque Ribs Grilled Cheese

Quite possibly the best so far. Smoked pork side ribs combined with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses delivered hot and grilled on fresh baked cheddar cheese bread. The ribs were smoked long and low all day in my smoker in the back yard, after being brined the night before and heavily seasoned with BBQ rub before going on. The meat was then torn from the bone before being piled high on the sandwich and grilled on my sandwich press. Too bad the picture sucked... click through for a pic of the ribs.

Six Cheese Grilled Cheese

Today's grilled cheese sandwich was back to basics. No funny toppings or strange dip sauces (just ketchup). The only thing even remotely fancy was that it had six (!) different cheeses. I used a four-cheese shredded cheese blend (which had Monterey Jack, Colby, Monterey Jack with Jalapeno, and Cheddar) and then added some Mozzarella and Swiss Raclette slices to make it all melty. The sandwiches also got some garlic butter spread on the inside, which really made a big difference.

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