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How are you celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month(April)

jpr54_1 Apr 6, 2013 01:03 PM

http://grilledcheeseinvitational.com/

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/g...

https://www.facebook.com/miamionthech...

some good recipes to start the month

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    HillJ RE: jpr54_1 Apr 6, 2013 01:21 PM

    Good excuse to use up all the cheese I've purchased since the CH Cheese board launched!!

    Nothing says spring like a grilled cheese & beer party! Too bad NGCD falls way earlier than garden tomato month, the two go so well together!

    Thanks for the links, jpr.

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      jlhinwa RE: jpr54_1 Apr 6, 2013 04:31 PM

      Ooh, did not know this. My family will be so happy....a good excuse to have grilled cheese more often.

      About a month ago we were in Portland OR and went to a food truck called "Grilled Cheese Grill." We had some amazing sandwiches and I have been wanting to try and replicate some of them...time to get going!

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        EmBrooks RE: jpr54_1 Apr 8, 2013 10:20 AM

        Fun, I didn't know about this either. It is a great excuse to make my favorite grilled cheese from a (now closed) tapas restaurant - manchego with fig jam. Bonus that it uses the cheese of the month!

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          Jay F RE: EmBrooks Apr 8, 2013 11:22 AM

          Em, do you slice or grate the manchego for grilled cheese?

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            EmBrooks RE: Jay F Apr 8, 2013 11:42 AM

            Jay - I think I would slice it. I have never tried to recreate the sandwich before, but based on what I remember they probably used fairly thick slices of manchego. Now, I really wish I could remember what kind of bread they used....

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              Jay F RE: EmBrooks Apr 8, 2013 02:42 PM

              I'm going to try it in honor of April's being both National Grilled Cheese month and Manchego's month as ChOTM. Manchego and fig jam are at the top of my latest shopping list.

              Did you get fig jam at WF?

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                EmBrooks RE: Jay F Apr 8, 2013 02:49 PM

                I make fig jam, but I am sure Whole Foods has a great one.

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                  jpr54_1 RE: Jay F Apr 8, 2013 03:02 PM

                  WF has fig fig which is not too expensive
                  I ordered a book on jam prepartaion that embrooks has used.
                  I will let u know if it is difficult to prepare.

                  purchase dried figs-soaking them in sherry and then mashing them

                  http://www.tastespotting.com/features...

                  i have made this-very easy and delicious

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                Veggo RE: Jay F Apr 8, 2013 03:01 PM

                This may be obvious to all, but let your cheese for your grilled cheese sit out and get to room temp. for a better melt without burning the grilled bread.

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                  c oliver RE: Veggo Apr 9, 2013 08:01 AM

                  I use a Panini grill, which cooks lower than a skillet, so that's not an issue for me. I can see where it could be though.

            2. jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 8, 2013 11:19 AM

              http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes-an...

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/590388

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                jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 12, 2013 08:47 AM

                www.grilledcheeseacademy.com

                i am going to try the Nantucket for lunch Saturday

                good ideas from older posts
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/766893
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/590388

              2. jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 9, 2013 05:59 AM

                http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/p...

                this radio network has some good programs

                1. jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 12, 2013 06:12 AM

                  today is national grilled cheese day

                  this is a local food truck favorite in S.E.coast of Florida
                  http://www.foodtrucktalk.com/ms-cheez...

                  suggestions from fairway
                  http://blog.fairwaymarket.com/2013/04...

                  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/daily...

                  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: jpr54_1 Apr 12, 2013 07:21 AM

                    l will give you my fav
                    Thick slice of sliced peasant bread, the chewier the better
                    Top with a good slather of excellent mustard, l use unpasteurized ancienne Maille
                    Top the open sandwich with a lot of chunked very old mimolette.
                    Place until broiler until the cheese is getting blackened and bubbling furiously.
                    serve with high alcohol Belgian beer.
                    TADA

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                      jpr54_1 RE: Delucacheesemonger Apr 12, 2013 07:23 AM

                      sounds delicious-

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                        jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 12, 2013 07:27 AM

                        my favorite is simple
                        english cheddar
                        thinly sliced tomato
                        on potato bun

                        not gourmet but good

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                      HillJ RE: jpr54_1 Apr 12, 2013 01:00 PM

                      We celebrated with triple decker grilled cheese sandwiches.
                      Texas toast lightly buttered
                      A layer of white cheddar
                      A layer of gouda
                      A layer of blue

                      You grill and build...and then enjoy!

                      1. jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 16, 2013 09:04 AM

                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/766893
                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/590388

                        additional grilled cheese sandwich posts

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                          jpr54_1 RE: jpr54_1 Apr 16, 2013 12:11 PM

                          http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/04/ho...

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