So you’ve decided to take a mid-day break and make yourself a little lunch, but aren’t sure what you want? A delicious grilled cheese with a delicious French cheese like Beaufort is always a good option. Since Beaufort on its own has a distinct, caramel/buttery flavor that is similar to what you’d expect from a gruyère, I decided to pair it with blackberry butter to add a sweetness to the bite that this cheese can often have. I used freshly baked French bread cut into thick slices and spread it with delicious goat butter.
You could also easily turn this grilled cheese into a Croque Monsieur or a Croque Madame if you have a little extra time on your hands!
— About Beaufort —
Beaufort is a firm, raw cow’s milk cheese very similar to gruyère. The cheese is produced in the Savoie region of the French Alps and is known for its meaty, caramel, buttery flavor. It’s not uncommon for Beaufort cheese to have floral or herbal notes, due to the grazing grounds of the cows.
In addition to grilled cheeses, Beaufort is delicious as a cheese selection for fondue, it can also be enjoyed with fresh salmon, and if you’re looking for the perfect wine pairing you can’t go wrong with a Chablis or White Burgundy.
Note: If you’re not planning to use your Beaufort cheese right away, it will last up to 8 months in the freezer.
via La Fromagerie
— Beaufort and Blackberry Butter Grilled Cheese —
- French bread (sliced)
- Beaufort Cheese (sliced)
- Blackberry Butter (or jam)
- Goat Butter
Heat up a grill pan on medium heat. Preheat the oven to 325F.
Spread one side of each slice of bread with goat butter (regular butter or mayo is also a good option). Spread opposite side (facing up) blackberry butter/jam and place bread butter side down on grill pan. Place slices of cheese on your other slice of buttered bread, butter side down.
Once the bread has browned a bit, place the grill pan in the oven until cheese is fully melted and set the timer for minutes. Keep a close eye on the sandwiches so they don’t overcook. Remove from oven and enjoy with fresh blackberries.