Food and Wine Pairing
Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Andrea Pratt, AMI Inflight
- French Boulle or Belge
Bread can of course be changed to your favorite but use one with a tight structure, not a lot of air holes or you're going to lose some of that cheesy goodness.
- Truffle Cheese
- Grand Cru® Original Cheese
- Truffle Butter
- Unsalted Butter
- Black Truffle Salt
1. Soften the butters at room temperature and then combine.
2. Slice bread into ½" thick piecesSlice cheeses about 1/8" thick. Truffle cheese could also be grated for easier coverage on the sandwich.
3. Place slices of the Grand Cru® over one slice for each sandwich to be prepared.
4. Lay slices of Truffle Cheese over the Grand Cru® or spread grated Truffle Cheese over.
5. Top cheese with another slice of bread.
6. Spread the butter mixture on top side of the sandwich.
7. Place sandwich into a pre-heated skillet or cast iron frying pan, buttered side down.
8. This could also be done in a panini press but recommend using the flat plates as I prefer a nice crust on the entire surface of the bread.
9. Let sandwich sit in the hot pan until golden brown and crusty. While it is browning, spread butter mixture on the top side of the sandwich.
10. Once browned flip the sandwich over. If the cheese has not yet started to melt then your pan is too hot. Lower heat to allow time for melting while still hot enough to brown the bread.
11. When the second side of the sandwich is golden brown, remove sandwich from the pan.
12. Sprinkle a very light dusting of truffle salt on top side of the sandwich. If you use salted butter, do not use this additional salt but it does give another layer of the truffle flavor.
13. Allow the sandwich to site for a minute before cutting so the cheese doesn't end up on your board instead of in the sandwich.
Wine Pairing from
LOOSEN BROS. DR. L RIESLING
This wine embodies the elegant and racy style of classic Mosel Riesling. It is refreshing and fruity, with a fine mineral edge that is typical of the region.
Bernardus Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Bing Cherry, Cranberry and Cassis with an undertone of mushroom , dark earth and dried rose petals would make a perfect accompaniment to the truffles and cheese.