January 16, 2023

Grilled cheese so good, your mouth will cry with happiness!

The Pepperjack'd $10 Grilled Cheese!

  • Active Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Makes 2 sandwiches

For the cheese spread:

2 ounces grated Gouda(about 6 tablespoons)

2 ounces grated white cheddar (about 6 tablespoons)

1 ounce grated fontina cheese (about 3 tablespoons)

2 garlic cloves, finely grated

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons Pepperjack'd Pineapple Habanero hot sauce

2 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably Duke's)

1 tablespoon chopped red onion

For the sandwiches and assembly:

2 slices pancetta (about 1 ounce)

4 slices good-quality crusty Italian bread, such as ciabatta

2 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably Duke's)

2 small pickled okra, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Make the cheese spread:
    • Step 1: Mix gouda, white cheddar, fontina cheese, garlic, parsley, Pepperjack'd Pineapple Habanero hot sauce, mayonnaise, and onion in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Assemble the sandwiches:
    • Step 2: Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high. Fry pancetta/prosciutto until crispy and fat has rendered, 3-5 minutes per side. Wipe out skillet and reserve for sandwiches.
    • Step 3: Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise total (doing this before toasting helps ensure a golden brown and crispy grilled cheese). Flip 2 slices over so mayo side is face down. Divide cheese spread between these 2 slices. Top each slice with a piece of pancetta, half of sliced okra, half of bean sprouts, and a second slice of bread with the mayo on the outside of the sandwich.
    • Step 4: Heat reserved skillet over medium-high. Combine oil and butter, stir until butter is melted, and immediately add sandwiches. Cover skillet with a lid or baking sheet to properly melt cheese; toast until bread is crispy and browned, 3–5 minutes per side. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

  • Do Ahead Step - Cheese spread can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated.

Cooks' Note:

You can purchase the Pineapple Habanero hot sauce flavor from our store. All the other ingredients can be purchased at your local grocer if you don't already have them.

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