I love all things caprese (tomato/mozzarella/basil), so when I found a lovely block of white cheddar labeled “Tomato-Basil”, it didn’t event require a second thought…(if you can’t find it, a couple of thick slices of provolone are pretty awesome, too!)
Yeah, it rocked.
Oh, and if you can find this “Everything” Italian bread…it was amazing!
The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4 thick slices of rustic artisan bread (your choice)
3.5 oz Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese (sliced ½ inch thick)
1 firm beefsteak tomato, sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1-2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Coarse sea salt, to taste
Brush each sliced of bread (both sides) with a little olive oil.
Layer 2 pieces of the bread with cheese slices and chopped basil.
Pre-heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat, and drizzle with a melted butter.
Grill sandwiches until golden brown, add tomato, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt, to taste.
Top both pieces with remaining bread, flip and grill until cheese has melted.
DO NOT cover the pan with a lid to melt cheese, it will make your bread soggy!