Bacon and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Bacon and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Will Budiaman

Bacon and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making a grilled cheese sandwich doesn't have to be a complicated affair. Find a cheese that melts well (Jarlsberg); find some bread you like that will work on a griddle, grill, or hot pan (so… maybe not challah); and maybe some toppings that you like (bacon) but not too many, and you're all set. It's not rocket science, which is why it's the savior of so many folks who have had a little too much fun on their night out with friends.

OK, not everyone has Jarlsberg sitting around in their refrigerator all the time. But you get the point. There are only three ingredients in this recipe, but it does get a bit clever, using the bacon fat to flavor up the bread.

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  • 5 slices bacon
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg
  • 2 slices whole-wheat sourdough or regular sourdough bread


Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until just crisp on both sides. Remove the bacon from the pan. Place the cheese and bacon in between the 2 slices of bread and toast in the pan on both sides until the bread is nice and brown and the cheese is melted.

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.