Pigs in a Blanket of Cheese

  • 5min
    prep time
  • 15min
    total time
  • 4

“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

Let's Make This Recipe!

  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    Butter one side of each piece of bread and put it on the grill, butter side down, on medium heat.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    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.

  • Step 5

    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.

  • Step 6

    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.

  • Step 7

    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!

Recipe By

Dale has been making cheese at Tillamook for 45 years - 19 of which have been as Head Cheese Maker! In that time he has developed quite a taste for cheese, and in his opinion, the sharper the cheese the better. He is an avid hunter who once dreamed of being a hunting guide in the wild of Alaska - we at Tillamook are pretty glad he went into the cheese business instead! 

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