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Grilled Cheese, in the style of Commonwealth November 30, 2010

Posted by Angela @ Making Food for Friends in dinner, quick meal, vegetarian.

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Commonwealth is a small coffee shop that opened in downtown Birmingham a few months back.  By all accounts, their coffee is phenomenal, but having never been a coffee drinker (I think I’ve tried coffee once in my life), I cannot comment.  I can tell you, however, that their grilled cheese is DELICIOUS.  Ryan ate there for lunch one day, and couldn’t stop talking about the grilled cheese until we went there together so I could try it for myself.

They serve the grilled cheese on thick, soft-but-toasted bread, with at least three different cheeses inside.  We don’t know for sure, but think Boursin might be one of them.  There’s definitely grilled halloumi, and some sort of melty white cheese tying it all together.  It comes with a little cup of tomato soup, and it costs $9.  It’s worth the money, but considering we don’t leave around the corner, and the fact that two grilled cheeses costs about $20, we decided to make our own version, which I dare say comes verrrrry close to the deliciousness of the Commonwealth grilled cheese.  I served it alongside the best tomato soup ever, and it was a meal that I wished I could eat again and again and again and again.

Warning: this is not the healthiest thing I’ve ever posted on this blog.  But it’s worth it!

Grilled Cheese with Boursin, Halloumi, and Muenster

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4 slices of bread (we used Trader Joe’s sourdough)
A little bit of butter
1/2 block of halloumi
Boursin cheese
2 slices of muenster cheese

You’ll want to grill your halloumi first.   Cut it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices and grill it either on a grill pan, or just in a skillet.  You don’t need to spray or oil the pan before putting the cheese on it.  It has plenty of oil in it to cook properly!

Once that is done, assemble the sandwich using Boursin cheese as a spread on both piece of bread.  Layer the halloumi on one slice, muenster on the other, sandwich together, butter the outsides, and grill it up!



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