The Justin Loves Grilled Cheese

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The blog title is a play on the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, where Anne Hathaway has a fashion internship with Meryl Streep. Adrian Grenier (the boyfriend and chef) makes Anne late night grilled cheese sandwiches. He uses Jarlsberg cheese and in the last line of the movie he even mentions that he’s sure the city they're moving to has Jarlsberg. It’s a great movie and his grilled cheese looks so good (I always notice the food in movies, does that make me weird?!) I hadn’t ever had Jarlsberg cheese so when Justin and I came across it at the supermarket we had to try it! Holy cow! It’s like Swiss, Provolone, and Parmesan all got together and had a love child named Jarlsberg! I pulled out the skillet, garlic, butter, french bread, and the love affair began. Justin loves grilled cheese, but not just any grilled cheese, he is in love with Jarlsberg garlic grilled cheese! We had it for lunch and then he asked if I could make it again for dessert that night! This sandwich is fantastic the kind of sandwich that deserves a ray of sunlight and chimes from the heavens as it is placed in front of you!

Ingredients
French or Italian bread, sliced
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
2 tablespoons butter
Sprinkling of salt (very important don’t forget it)
Jarlsberg cheese

Directions
Over medium heat saute the butter, garlic, and salt. Just stir it around the pan for a minute or two until it is hot and bubbly. Place the slices of bread on the garlic butter. Cook the bread for a couple minutes until it is toasted. Flip it and toast the other side. I leave room in my pan so I have extra garlic butter I can flip the bread into, but you may need to add more butter, garlic, and salt. Lay the Jarlsberg cheese over the bread to melt while the bread cooks. If the cheese doesn’t melt before the bread is toasted then you will need to stick it in the microwave for 20-40 seconds to melt the rest of the cheese. If you leave the bread like this you have excellent cheesy garlic bread, but that’s not a meal! You need to pick up two pieces of bread and marry them together to create a sandwich... now that’s a meal!

14 comments:

jkanak said...

Holy cow!!! I think we might be a trying this one!!!

Kathy said...

These look delish!!! mmmm...

I left you an award over on our blog!! :o)

Coleen's Recipes said...

There needs to be a much fancier name for this sandwich than "grilled cheese"....holy Whack-amole, that looks good.

Marianna said...

I wanted to reach out and grab one!

Mommy Gourmet said...

Holy cow is right. Man alive those look good. I have made grilled cheese with swiss (not jarlsburg..sp??) but I am going to try. I put bacon (cuz you know bacon makes everything better) and caramelized onions on and it was tasty. However, I love the simple garlic and cheese. I bet the garlic made it (okay the cheese and butter helped). I am going to try this!!

Jamie said...

Where in the world might I find Jarlsburg cheese? I don't think it can be found in my "neck of the woods" ~Cousin Jamie

Carrie said...

Hi Jamie! I saw the Jarlsburg cheese at Sam's Wholesale Club and got it, but when I went to my local supermarket (Price Chopper) today they were selling it in the cheese section by the deli! I hope you are able to find it by your house, it was a wonderful cheese. Kind of buttery tasting! It was heavenly!

Melody said...

I don't think you are weird for noticing food in movies! You are among like minded foodies here. These look awesome and makes me want to try out some new cheeses. YUM!

Pam said...

Now that is the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever seen. It looks AMAZING!

Katy ~ said...

What a hoot you are! I like Jarlsberg cheese as well but never thought of using it in a grilled cheese sandwich. I'll bet it was gourmet.

Thank you so much for coming by my little blog. I am so very pleased to make your acquaintance. It is so fun for me to meet and make new foodie friends!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Grilled cheese sandwich is one of my comfort food..This looks very comforting..yummy!

Anonymous said...

A good story

GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

Voila: www.tastingtoeternity.com. This book is a poetic view of 30 of the best loved French cheeses with an additional two odes to cheese. Recipes, wine pairing, three short stories and an educational section complete the book.

From a hectic life in New York City to the peace and glories of the French countryside lead me to be the co-founder of www.fromages.com. Ten years later with the words of Pierre Androuet hammering on my brain:

“Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.”

I took pen and paper; many reams later with the midnight oil burning Tasting to Eternity was born and self published.

I believe cheese and wine lovers should be told about this publication.

Enjoy

Amanda said...

Mama mia -- must find Jarlsberg cheese (and the movie Devil Wears Prada) pronto! I think dinner will be these and your loaded potato skin/slices. :P

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe and it was amazingly awesome!!! Now off for a run to work it off!