Thursday, April 26, 2012

Truffle Butter Grilled Cheese with Fontina and Duxelle

Pin It There’s little in life more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich.  We can appreciate the simplicity of a nice classic grilled cheese, served alongside a steaming hot bowl of tomato soup, as much as anyone. But, we also love to kick things up a notch and play around with new flavor combinations.

This grilled cheese, which we created in celebration of Grilled Cheese Month, was the product of some of that creative experimentation. As we shuffled through the freezer last weekend, we came upon a stash of truffle butter we’d whipped together last fall when black truffles went on sale at a local gourmet grocer (and yes, it's the same butter we used for that amazing truffle butter popcorn... So. Good.). When we opened the fridge, we noticed that we also happened to have a small bowl of mushroom duxelle in the refrigerator, left over from a recipe we’d made the weekend before.  

Peef was hungry for grilled cheese.  
And that’s when inspiration hit. 

Fortunately for us, something magic happens when you combine the earthy flavors of truffle butter and a simple mushroom duxelle with the creamy nuttiness of melted fontina.  I swear there was singing. And sunshine. And… well, you get the point.  This was the sort of sandwich that’s right up our aisle. A little bit fancy, but not too fussy. And best of all, it was delicious.
Serve these mini grilled cheese sandwiches to friends at your next cocktail party. Or make them for yourself and take the time to relish one of life’s little indulgences.

Truffle Butter Grilled Cheese with Fontina and Duxelle

You can find this recipe, along with plenty of other mouthwatering dishes, on  Seriously -- you should check it out.  So. Much. Good. Food. 

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  1. Truly inspiring. I can almost taste this combination right now, umami galore. Thank you!

  2. Brilliant idea to "grease" your sandwiches with truffle butter. Send some my way!

  3. Omg, mini grilled cheese! Fabulous idea :)


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