I encountered a strange cheese when I was grocery shopping- the label said "bread cheese" on it and the first thing that popped into my mind was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But then I realized bread cheese was a type of cheese and cheese + sandwich gives you a grilled cheese sandwich. Thus the grilled PB and J Bread cheese sandwich was born!
So what exactly is bread cheese? It's a type of Finnish cheese squeaky cheese also known as juustoleipä, that's been baked so that the top of it looks like focaccia or garlic bread without the garlic. It tastes like really thick Swiss cheese but it doesn't melt immediately when grilled, making it a perfect base for this sandwich.
Unlike most grilled cheese sandwiches, where the sandwich is assembled before being placed into a frying pan, it's better to grill the cheese and then assemble the sandwiches. Otherwise, the peanut butter and jelly will melt. :(
This sandwich will definitely fill you up, that's for sure. But this cheese, like most cheeses, pairs better with jelly than peanut butter. That's why you don't see peanut butter on a cheese plate but something sweet like jelly, yes. The amount of jelly I put in the sandwich honestly wasn't quite enough for me so I dipped the cheese in additional jelly.
I think this might be one of my favorite types of cheese. My dad said this sandwich would be perfect for a soiree, but honestly, nobody under 50 uses that word anymore.
Makes 2 sandwiches
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A frying pan and a spatula
For the sandwich:
1 lb. Bread cheese
Jelly(I used blackberry jelly)
1. Cut the bread cheese into quarters.
2. Pour olive oil into a frying pan and spread the oil around the pan. Heat the oil up.
3. Once the oil is heated up, put the quartered cheese into the pan. Let it grill for 15-30 seconds before flipping it over on to the other side for and additional 15-30 seconds.
4. Put the grilled cheese onto a plate. Top two of the grilled cheese pieces with jelly and the other two with peanut butter. Top the peanut butter-topped cheese onto the jelly-topped cheese.