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“Working at Tillamook I’ve had my fair share of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, but none compare to my own favorite, Pigs in a Blanket…of cheese. When I’m out hunting with my buddies I need something that’s easy to prepare and make but that fills up our stomachs. I think I’ve found the perfect sandwich to do just that! The contrast of sharp and spicy cheeses with a mellow ham just can’t be beat. I know there are a ton of different breads to choose from, but my favorite bread for a grilled cheese is good ol’ white bread. Just talking about this sandwich makes me want to be out hunting again!” - Dale Baumgartner of the Tillamook Cheese Factory
Since we make these in the middle of nowhere I use a camper stove, but these directions will work just as well for your home stove.
Butter one side of each piece of bread and put it on the grill butter side down on medium heat. For each sandwich place 2 slices of Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar and 1 slice of Pepper Jack on a slice of bread and 1 slice of Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar and 1 slice of Pepper Jack on the other slice of bread. Next to the bread and cheese put a couple pieces of ham on the grill, just long enough to warm them. Warming the ham makes for a little better texture and consistency while pulling the sandwich together.
Melt the cheese on the bread gently, but don’t burn the bread. If you’re burning the bread you can lower heat or place the lid of a cooking pot over the bread to make the cheese melt faster. Put the ham onto 1 slice of bread per sandwich and put the 2 slices of bread together when they have reached desired gooey goodness level.
Remove the sandwiches from heat, put them on a paper plate, and eat with some chips and an ice cold root beer. I can’t take it anymore. See ya…I’m going hunting!