The Kelsey

  • 5min
    prep time
  • 10min
    total time
  • 2

The Kelsey is a simple sandwich for a complex palate. Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese and basil pesto melted between grilled multigrain whole wheat bread. FYI, you could be eating The Kelsey 600 seconds from…now!

“This sandwich came from an hors d'oeuvre I was once served at my friend Kelsey’s house. She used a combination of wheat toast, basil pesto, and sharp cheddar cheese, which made for an unusually tasty combination. It is on our permanent menu and is a top-seller.” – Matt Breslow of the Grilled Cheese Grill

Let's Make This Recipe!

  • Step 1

    Preheat a countertop griddle to medium-high heat. Spread your basil pesto on one side of all slices of bread.

  • Step 2

    Brush your melted butter on the other side and place all bread slices on grill, butter side down. Place two slices of cheddar cheese on each piece of bread, directly on top of the pesto.

  • Step 3

    Place a pot lid over all slices of bread to help the cheese melt faster.Let them sit for a minute or so, then check the cheese to see how melted it is.

  • Step 4

    Repeat this process as necessary until the cheese is fully melted. Close the sandwiches and flip them over a few times, allowing the cheese to melt together.

  • Step 5

    Pull them from the grill, cut them, plate them, and enjoy.

Recipe By

Matthew Breslow

Portland's premier grilled cheese food cart serves up creative versions of the timeless grilled cheese sandwich. With two locations, you can take your pick of a school bus or a double-decker for a dining room. Stop by for a taste of childhood.

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