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10 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes

Sometimes, there's nothing better than the gooey goodness of a grilled cheese sandwich, it's the perfect comfort food. As summer is winding down and we'll soon make our way into the fall, we've collected 10 of our favourite gourmet grilled cheese recipes. There's something to suit everyone in the family here; whether it's lunch for the kids, or you're simply looking to add a new twist to an old favourite, we've got you covered! 

Welsh Rarebit
Executive Chef, John Cordeaux – Fairmont Chicago
Growing up in the UK, Chef John Cordeaux has childhood memories of his mum making Welsh Rarebit, a savory cheese sauce served with sliced bread.  “Mum used to make rarebit to clean out the breadbox.  She used whatever we had in the pantry,” says Cordeaux.  Upon arriving in the Midwest, Chef knew the Rarebit he was so fond of would be a classic match with Wisconsin Cheddar and Craft Beers.   Enjoy your Welsh Rarebit with the remainder of your beer.

Grilled Cheese with a Quebecois Twist
Executive Sous Chef, Eric Beaupré - Fairmont Tremblant
This sumptuous and decadent Grilled cheese sandwich was created by Fairmont Tremblant’s Executive Sous Chef Eric Beaupré. It features 3 types of cheese from the local P’tit Train du Nord Cheese artisans and of course, Quebec Maple Syrup. What’s there not to love?

Short Rib Steak + Cheese
Executive Chef, David Daniels - Fairmont Copley Plaza
This gourmet take on a simple grilled cheese is a huge hit in Chef Daniels’ household. The simple combination of flavors is easy to customize to your own preference and perfect for using up those summer BBQ leftovers!

Great Canadian Grilled Three Cheese Sandwich  
From the chefs at The Fairmont Empress 
Served in The Bengal Lounge at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC, this grilled cheese sandwich stays true to the classic version from childhood, but incorporates new flavor combinations for the more “mature” palate. Pairs perfectly with a glass of Pinot Gris. 

Pear, Bacon, and Brie Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions
Executive Chef, Andrew Morrison - Fairmont Hamilton Princess
This Grilled Cheese sandwich is an appetizing story of opposites attracting. Here, sweet, ripe pear meets savory, crispy bacon, which also provides a satisfying crunch in a delicious sea of melted brie.    

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Autumn Apples  
Chef Anthony Hsia - Fairmont San Jose
Fontina and Swiss/Gruyere Cheeses are rich, full flavored cheeses that are quite strong on their own. When apples are picked at their prime, in season, the sugars and acids and cell structure are bright and firm. Most of the time, when you get through just ½ of a grilled cheese sandwich, you taste buds actually get quite bored and saturated with cheese, and you usually leave the other half unfinished. With this recipe, there is a contrast in flavor, and in texture.

Lobster & Prawn Grilled Cheese
Executive Chef David Morris - Fairmont Scottsdale
Executive Chef David Morris puts a tasty twist on the beloved classic, grilled cheese sandwich. This is the perfect recipe to salute the end of summer and welcome the cooler temperatures as we transition into the fall season.    

Grilled Ham & Cheese
Executive Chef Mark Timms - Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Executive Chef Mark Timms is a fan of cheese—but no cheese more than Vermont Cheddar. Having spent a number of years living in the state, Chef Timms perfected the art of making grilled cheese with Vermont’s legendary cheddar. Here he pairs it with ham for a perfect lunch or dinner.

Queso Fundido with Chorizo
From the chefs at Fairmont Mayakoba
This traditional Mexican recipe will surprise and delight! It is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main dish, for lunch or dinner. This mouth-watering dish is served at 
La Laguna Restaurant, at Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya.

Charlevoix style grilled cheese sandwich
From the chefs at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
The famous “Grilled Cheese” is an American classic that became artisan gastronomy where cheeses are produced. The region of Charlevoix is known to be one of the best in the province of Quebec and we are leading the path with our flavor trail that helps us provide the best experience possible. With more than 16 kinds of cheeses produced in the region, it is not a surprise that we created a grilled cheese enhanced with duck confit, prosciutto and sausage. Quality and a rich heritage will create passion on your plate and that is what we like to offer to our guests.



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