Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with the Cheeses of Europe

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

We have been experimenting with grilled cheese from the Cheeses of Europe website for a couple of weeks now and since we have found our favorite, we want to share it with you.

Each recipe comes with a suggested beer pairing. Pop on over and poke around while you are there, we promise you the entire site of CheesesofEurope.com is delicious.

Cheeses of Europe Grilled Cheese Recipes
The Country King made with Brie and country dry-cured bacon
The French Onion made with Comté, Crimini mushrooms, onion and thyme
The Money made with Fourme d’Ambert, smoked country bacon and fig jam
Triple Creme de la Creme made with Triple Creme, strawberries, basil, and balsamic drizzle
Two Cheese, Double Down made with Raclette and Mimolette.

the french onion

  • Difficulty: very simple
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cheeses of europ the french onionIngredients

  • ¼ lb. wedge Comté, coarsely grated
  • 4-5 each Crimini mushrooms, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium  yellow onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 sprig  fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • French butter


  1. Sautée mushrooms and chopped onion in 1 Tbsp. butter over low heat.
  2. Butter front and back of both pieces of bread and sprinkle fresh thyme.
  3. In a separate pan, lightly toast the first sides on low flame then flip.
  4. To one side, add sautéed mushrooms and onions and cover with grated Comté. Allow cheese to melt.
  5. Cover and press down with second piece of toasted bread.

A special thank you to Cheeses of Europe for the recipe and the photograph

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