The Piglet Sandwich

  • 15min
    prep time
  • 25min
    total time
  • 4

Take your traditional grilled cheese to the country with this gourmet sandwich. Start with smoked ham, sweet and savory apple mustard, and Tillamook Vintage Extra Sharp White Cheddar, and grill them between slices of rustic country-style bread with rosemary compound butter.

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  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) Tillamook Salted Butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • ¼ cup no-sugar-added apple butter
  • ¼ cup caramelized onions
  • ¼ cup stone-ground mustard (such as Sierra Nevada Stout Mustard)
  • 8 slices fresh artisanal levain bread (or another country-style bread)
  • 8 slices Tillamook Vintage Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ lb high quality smoked ham, thinly sliced (such as Vande Rose Artisanal Smoked Ham)
  • Rosemary Butter
  • Step 1

    Cream together butter and minced rosemary.

  • Apple Mustard
  • Step 1

    In a blender or small food processor, blend together apple butter, caramelized onions, and mustard until smooth.

  • Assemble the Sandwiches
  • Step 1

    Spread rosemary butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down.

  • Step 2

    Spread apple mustard on the inside of one slice of bread for each sandwich. Layer 1 slice of cheddar on each of the 4 slices of bread, then ham, then another layer of cheddar.

  • Cooking
  • Step 1

    Sandwiches can be cooked open face on a pre-heated cast-iron pan in a 500°F oven, then closed and served. Or they can be closed, then cooked in a pan on a stovetop over medium-low heat until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Recipe By

Heidi Gibson & Nate Pollak

THE AMERICAN Grilled Cheese Kitchen is San Francisco's first and only breakfast and lunch spot that exclusively focuses on serving up everyone's favorite sandwich - the grilled cheese. Key ingredients: fresh fixings and creativity.

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