Years ago, Jack-in-the-Box ran an ad with the lines, “But why a bun? A bun’s neither meat nor cheese.” They were joking. I wasn’t when I stole the idea and used Yanni Jalapeno Grilling Cheese as the bread for this sandwich. The company makes two types of grilling cheese and my cheese-only grilled cheese sandwich idea seemed like a great test flight for their products.
Yanni Grilling Cheese is firm and when you grill or pan fry a slice, it softens but doesn’t really melt. Its surface forms a flavorful golden brown crust after a minute or two so you really have to keep an eye on it. Flavor-wise, Yanni Grilling Cheese is mild and blends buttery with salty. The Jalapeno Grilling Cheese I used had a very mild but noticeable heat. It won’t make your eyes water but if you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you have plenty of tonsil-torching sauces in the pantry to remedy that if you like. An 8 ounce pack sells for around $6.99. It’s worth it if you’re the sort of person who likes to get really creative with something new.
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