Did you know that April is Grilled Cheese Month?
You have our permission to go crazy and eat a grilled cheese every day.
We probably could.
Something about toasted bread and gooey cheese just makes us melt inside.
I’d be willing to bet many of you share that same feeling.
We decided we needed to kick of Grilled Cheese month with something extra special. Something a bit outside of the box. Something that would call out to the spring we desperately wish would come to Wisconsin.
But of course!
We’ve marinated strawberries in a tangy balsamic vinegar to give it a punch in flavor. (If you have access to a strawberry balsamic, we strongly urge the use of that lovely find.)
Provolone cheese is mild enough that it doesn’t compete with the balsamic strawberries, but flavorful enough that you know you’re eating a grilled cheese.
Sweet. Tangy. Creamy. Crispy. (And don’t forget warm and gooey.)
What’s your favorite ‘extra’ ingredient to add to a grilled cheese?
- 2 c strawberries, washed, stemmed, chopped
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 slices whole grain bread (preferably a crusty, artisan bread)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 4 slices Provolone cheese
- In a small bowl, combine chopped strawberries and Olivia di Vita Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar. Mix to coat the strawberries, and set aside to marinade for 5-10 minutes.
- Heat a large, non-stick skillet (with a lid) over medium heat until warm.
- Spread one side of each slice of bread with a little butter.
- Reduce heat to medium low.
- Place two slices of bread, butter side down into the hot skillet. Place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread. Top with roughly 1 cup of the berries per sandwich, drizzling some of the balsamic marinade onto the sandwich as well.
- Add another slice of cheese to each sandwich, and top with the final slice of bread, butter side up.
- Cover the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese just begins to melt.
- Using two rubber spatulas, carefully flip each sandwich. Cover the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted and golden.