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Apr 6, 2013 01:03 PM

How are you celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month(April)

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  1. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. 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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        1. re: EmBrooks

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

          1. re: Jay F

            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....

            1. re: EmBrooks

              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?

              1. re: Jay F

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

                1. re: Jay F

                  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


                  i have made this-very easy and delicious

              2. re: Jay F

                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.

                1. re: Veggo

                  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.