Introduction: How to Make an "Artisan" Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Why settle for a pedestrian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, when you can create an "Artisan"  Grilled Cheese instead?  Remember: "Artisan" = "Better"!

Step 1: The Bread

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Here, I "partner" with my local Boulanger to discuss the virtues of heritage yeast strains.  He really 'gets' my well-informed suggestions!"

Procure a fresh loaf of Multi-Grain bread from your favorite bakeshop, as long as it is located within a 20-mile radius.  You could substitute bread purchased from a grocery store; just don’t try to feed it to me or my children.

Step 2: Slicing

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“Perfectly imperfect!”

Slice the bread by hand to the desired thickness, as long as you desire the thickness to be between 70-120 millimeters.  Discard any slices that appear to be uniform.

Step 3: Judge the Cheese

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"I have selected this washed-rind sheep’s milk cheese; it presented me with an admirable level of indignation.

Judge the cheese.   Judgementalism is an extremely important facet of being “Artisan”.  Cheeses should be judged on demeanor, self-righteousness, and fortitude.


Step 4: Select the Pan

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“This pan has the Brooklyn-chic aesthetic that I am going for here.”

An “Artisan” grilled cheese requires a pan that matches the temperament of the sandwich.

Step 5: Assemble the Sandwich

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Bread, Quince paste, Cheese, Sazon Mas Guapo, Bread.


Step 6: Preparation

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“Take great care here.  Remember: You can’t spell 'artisanal' without 'anal'.”

“Pan-Crisp” the sandwich in Amish Butter until the cheese is melted and the exterior is golden brown.  It is critical that the two sides do not match!

Step 7: Service!

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“I am serving my “Artisan” grilled cheese on a “Re-claimed” paper towel roll that is being “Re-purposed” as a plate.  Remember: Simply Re-cycling is for the lazy and uncreative!”

Photo-document for the social media platforms, before serving to your guests.  Elicit approval from peers, being very careful to not appear too impressed, and Enjoy!


AMalePoet (author)2012-08-26

Simply throwing out waste products would be lazy and uncreative. When one watches droves of the general populaces failing to understand the basics of recycling. Any segment that even recycles a portion of the time should be encouraged. Up-cycling or re-purposed as you said is more of the spirit of the DIY culture.

AMalePoet (author)2012-08-26

Seems like Brooklyn-chic would be a panini pan not a rustic cast iron. Used for over a century by our forbears. From those who lived in your Brooklyn to those who cooked in more natural conditions such as over open fires from coast to coast.

AMalePoet (author)2012-08-26

Here in the boondocks we judge cheeses by taste. Some quality cheese selling places may even let a sampling opportunity occur or the person there may have helpful suggestions. As a general observation the following have been my findings. A cheese with a mild flavor is best with fruit. While more bitey varieties go with meats and other flavorful foods.

AMalePoet (author)2012-08-26

Wasting food is less than a good idea.

jessyratfink (author)2012-06-11

That is a spectacular moustache, sir. The grilled cheese is nice too!

AMalePoet (author)jessyratfink2012-08-26

Yes the mustache, the best that money can buy at the costume shop.

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