Pear Balsamic Fig Emmental Grilled Cheese was created for National Grilled Cheese Day. Emmental is a smooth and creamy cheese that goes wonderfully with the balsamic fig and pear. Combine that all together for a great French grilled cheese sandwich.
Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Guess what? April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day!
In honor of this month of the beloved sandwich, I have not 1 but 3 recipes to share with you! These are not just normal grilled cheese. These sandwiches all have a French cheese involved: Comte, Emmental, and Mimmolette.
Why French cheeses? French cheeses are some of the most beloved by chefs worldwide. So why not take your sandwich up a notch with French cheese and bread.
French Emmental’s flavor is from the pasteurized milk of grass-fed Normandy cows. Smooth and creamy, it’s striking feature is in it’s distinct “holes” or “eyes.” This cheese I felt was perfect to pair with fruit.
Pear Balsamic Emmental Grilled Cheese
I love the sweetness of pears. Let’s be honest when comes to French recipes, pear is the fruit I always think of. I really wanted this sandwich to burst with a French flavor.
I have truffle oil and knew this would be perfect to use with one these sandwiches. I also have this wonderful fig balsamic that would be a good harmony with the Emmental and pear. A little experimenting and viola this Pear Balsamic Fig Emmental Grilled Cheese Pear Balsamic Fig Emmental Grilled Cheese was born.
- 1/2 onion (sliced)
- 3 drops truffle oil
- 2 TB butter
- 1 TB Balsamic Fig Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 pear (sliced)
- 4 slices bacon (cooked)
- 2 oz Emmental Cheese (sliced)
- 4 slices brioche bread
- 2 TB mayonnaise
- Melt the butter in a saute pan. Add the drops of truffle oil to it.
- Next, add the onion, and saute till the onion turns clear.
- Sprinkle the sugar on top the onions and caramelize them.
- Then add the balsamic fig vinegar. Cook till the vinegar reduces.
- Take the onions off the heat and set aside.
- Wipe the pan out with a paper towel.
- Spread the mayo on one side of each the bread slices.
- Place 2 slices of the bread, mayo side down in the pan.
- Place a player of the onion mixture on each slice of bread.
- On top of that add a layer of pears.
- Then add the Emmental Cheese on top of that.
- Finally add the bacon slices on the top of the cheese.
- Top it all off with a slice of bread, mayo side up.
- Cook for about a minute, till the bottom, starts to turn golden. Press the sandwich down and flip it.
- Cook the other side for about a minute, and then press it down one more time and cook the sandwich for another 30 seconds.
- Take off the heat, serve it up and ENJOY!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475
I want to thank The Baddish Group and Cheeses of France, along with #Cuisinart for giving me this opportunity to create these recipes for you! I was given the cheeses and a sandwich maker in exchange for creating these yummy recipes. Be sure to check out the Other Grilled Cheese Recipes created for this event: French Onion Comte Grilled Cheese and Steak and Mimmolette Grilled Cheese.