The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4 servings

This is, by far, the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had. I hope you’ll agree. Pancetta is Italian bacon and you can get it at Italian food stores and upscale meat markets. Yield is 4 servings.



Tbsp butter, softened
lb(s) mushrooms, your favorite kind, sliced thinly
Coarse salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 ½
Tbsp chopped fresh sage
slices country bread
lb(s) fontina cheese, grated
thin slices grilled pancetta


Step 1

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. of the butter on medium heat.

Step 2

Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the fresh sage.

Step 5

Put the mushrooms in a bowl and wipe out the pan.

Step 6

Butter one side of four slices of bread with the softened butter.

Step 7

Put them buttered side down on a cutting board.

Step 8

Top the unbuttered top of the bread with 1/2 the amount of cheese, then the pancetta and then mushrooms.

Step 9

Top with the remaining cheese

Step 10

Butter one side of the remaining bread slices.

Step 11

Place on top of the cheese buttered side up.

Step 12

Heat the frying pan on medium-low heat.

Step 13

Add the sandwiches and cook, turning once, until golden and the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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