Truffle Grilled Cheese
Black truffle carpaccio matches perfectly with this classic American comfort food staple!
The weather is cooling down and when temperatures drop most people turn to comfort food on cool winter evenings. The classic American comfort food staple like grilled cheese, bring back fond memories of growing up for many people. In our household, grilled cheese would always be paired with a can of Campbell's tomato soup. While I cannot honestly say I miss that tomato soup; I can say I still do get those sudden cravings for warm, crispy caramelized grilled cheese sandwiches.
It is with such fond memories in mind and a more playful yet refined adult palette, that we have chosen to make a black truffle grilled cheese. This recipe can easily be enjoyed by cooks of all skill levels. Do not be shy and try for yourself, we promise you will love it. The black truffle carpaccio was chosen for this recipe for the slightly more modest flavor profile than white truffles but also we really enjoy the summer truffle that has a slightly al dente bite than the more spongy white truffle. Enjoy this truffle grilled cheese with some air fried potato strings or a nice French onion soup. Both recipes coming soon in our blog!
Black Truffle Grilled Cheese
4 slices crusty Artisan bread or sourdough bread
4 oz manchego cheese, shredded
4 oz cup gouda cheese, shredded
6 oz gruyère cheese, thick slices
¼ cup chives, chopped
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon truffle oil
6 thinly shaved black truffle slices
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Take a medium sized bowl; combine shredded manchego cheese, shredded gouda cheese, red chili flakes, chives, dried oregano, truffle oil and combine all together.
- Spread the butter on both the bread slices, top it with the combined cheese mixture on one bread slice. Add the slices of truffle from the oil on top of the cheese mixture. On the other bread top with a thick slice of gruyere cheese and keep it aside.
- Heat a medium skillet with a tablespoon of butter, once the butter is melted add the garlic slices and fry till the butter gets that garlic flavor.
- Remove the fried garlic and add the bread with butter side facing up. Then place the remaining slice of bread on top with a thick cheese slice on it. Cook until the underside bread turns golden.
- Flip to the other side of the bread carefully and cook until the cheese begins to melt and the bread turns to golden and crisp.
- Once done transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in the middle and serve the warm grilled sandwich immediately.
Maybe you prefer white truffle for your truffle fix? No problem, head on over to our white truffle carpaccio page to buy the famous Trifola d' alba Mondonna.