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Liam and Kelly of the Loaf Love Tour team competed at the 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 23.

Who says a grilled cheese has to be savory? The Honey Pot competition category at the Grilled Cheese Invitational is devoted to sweet sammiches. Since grilled cheese isn’t typically thought of as dessert, I think this is one of the most creative (not to mention delicious!) categories at the competition. Some of the sweet ingredients as this year’s GCI included honey, ice cream, berries, jam… and of course, lots of sugar!

We’re so proud of Loaf Love Tour team members Liam and Kelly! They won a judges award for Liam’s tasty dessert sammich creation: Apple ‘n Cheddar Nothing Better (made with Tillamook Cheese, of course!).

I’m still kicking myself for not having taken a bite of this cinnamony-sugary treat at the GCI. Luckily Liam passed along his recipe so I can try it at home!

Apple ‘n Cheddar Nothing Better


1 loaf apple cinnamon bread
8 oz Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Tillamook Salted Butter
Raw sugar
Granny Smith apples


Heat a burner to medium, warm a frying pan on the burner.

Butter one side of a slice of bread. Pour some of the sugar on a plate and dip the buttered side of the bread in the sugar. Place buttered/sugared bread on pan to start caramelizing the sugar.

Cut cheese into thin slices and cover the bread with the slices as it cooks. Cut apple into thin slices and cover the cheese with the slices. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the apple slices. Thinly slice more cheese (enough to cover one slice of bread) and place it on top of the apples and cinnamon.

Cover pan with a plate or lid in order to melt down the cheese. Butter a second slice of the bread and dip the buttered side in the sugar.

Remove plate or lid from pan and place second slice of bread on top of the cheese. Flip sandwich and caramelize the sugar on the second slice of bread.

Cover the pan with a plate or lid. Once the sugar on the second slice is caramelized, remove sandwich from pan. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice and enjoy!

Liam working his grilled cheese-making magic.

Yay! Kelly with their trophy.



never thought of a sweet grilled cheese.. but apples and cheese were made for each other...i;ll have to try this one !!!! Congrats to the winners !!! :D

April 29th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Tillamook Team

Sweet grilled cheese is the best, especially when Tillamook Cheese and apples are involved! If you try this, let us know how it turns out, Claire!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

May 3rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

coco gragg

Hi, way to go ! What fantastic pictures of you guys. Iam going to try that grilled delight . Boo loves tillamook grilled cheese. Miss you Kelly belly. love coco and family

May 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm


Yeah Kelly! Tristan and I say hello and congrats on your big win :)

June 1st, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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