Looking for a fancy grilled cheese recipe? Try this Pear and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese. It is an amazing combination of sweet and savory—you will absolutely love how the the gooey melted goat cheese pairs so well with thinly sliced juicy, sweet ripe peaches.
Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and you're in for a heavenly treat!
Goat cheese grilled cheese
Goat cheese makes an AMAZING grilled cheese filling because it is spreadable, and it becomes ooey, gooey, and soft when melted.
As much as I love a classic grilled cheese sandwich, I am also a big fan of fancy-pants sandwiches, such as this goat cheese grilled cheese. Even though this sandwich tastes like a million bucks, it's super easy to make with just 5 ingredients!
Here's another great goat cheese grilled cheese option: Air Fryer Blackberry Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese
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- 4 slices of bread (I like a nice denser loaf of bread instead of soft sandwich bread for this recipe, such as a sourdough or ciabatta)
- 2 oz goat cheese (or more, depending on the size of your bread)
- ½ pear, seeds and stem removed (choose one that is not too soft, so it is easy to slice thinly) - you can use a bosc or a bartlett pear, your choice!
- 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened to room temperature
You will also need:
- A griddle or a large skillet
- A mandoline slicer to slice the pear evenly and thinly (or do it carefully with a knife). If using a mandoline, ALWAYS use cut-resistant kitchen gloves to avoid nasty cuts!
Step 1: Slice the pear into thin slices.
Step 2: Spread goat cheese on each sandwich half. Drizzle each sandwich half with about a teaspoon of the fig balsamic glaze. Place the pear slices on top of the drizzled goat cheese - you can overlap them a little, if needed. Top the sandwiches with the second slice of bread.
Step 3: Spread a bit of butter on both sides of the sandwiches.
Step 4: In a large skillet, cook the grilled cheese sandwiches over medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the bread is a nice golden brown and the goat cheese softens and starts to melt. Remove from heat, slice in half, and enjoy!
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Balsamic glaze is one of my favorite ingredients and condiments - I use it with my Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread, on my Tomato Pesto Crostini, and with my Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken recipe. It's sweet, tangy flavor is perfect for pairing with creamy ingredients (hello goat cheese!) and sweet fruit (hey there, pear!).
I've never had a balsamic glaze I didn't like. The great thing about balsamic glaze is that it doesn't have to be expensive. Good balsamic vinegar on its own is really expensive. But you can take a cheapo balsamic vinegar and turn it into a glaze, and it tastes amazing on everythingggg.
What kind of bread to use for goat cheese grilled cheese
I recommend using a nice dense loaf of bread for this recipe, such as your favorite sourdough or ciabatta loaf. A regular sandwich bread will not feel as fancy for this sandwich, and you might find the goat cheese a little hard to spread on it.
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Pear and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 oz goat cheese (or more, depending on your taste and the size of the bread)
- ½ pear seeds and stem removed (not too soft)
- 2 teaspoons fig balsamic glaze
- 1 tablespoon butter softened to room temperature
- Large skillet
- Thinly slice the pear on a mandoline slicer.
- Spread goat cheese on each sandwich half. Drizzle each sandwich half with about a teaspoon of the balsamic glaze. Place the pear slices on top of the drizzled goat cheese - it's OK if the pieces overlap a little. Top the sandwiches with the second slice of bread. Spread a bit of butter on both sides of the sandwiches.
- In a large skillet, cook the grilled cheese sandwiches over medium-low heat for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the bread is a nice golden brown and the goat cheese softens and starts to melt. Remove from heat, slice in half, and enjoy!