Aged cheddar and brie grilled cheese

Brie with Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Brie with Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese sandwiches will wake up your adult senses from the boring kid-friendly grilled cheese sandwich of your childhood.

cheddar and brie grilled cheese

This is a sandwich recipe I found while watching America’s Test Kitchen on Netflix, so I can’t take full credit for it. However, I will take credit for the addition of the French fried onions that I on top of the cheese, and the honey that’s added to the Dijon butter that’s spread on the bread before grilling.

Grown up grilled cheese sandwiches

With ingredients like sharp aged cheddar cheeses, creamy, mild tasting brie, a splash of crisp white wine, crunchy French fried onions, a touch of tangy Dijon mustard, and some sweet creamery butter, this isn’t your typical grilled cheese sandwich. I think you’ll agree, it’s more like a grilled cheese sandWISH. And I wish I had another one right about NOW!

Aged Cheddar and Brie Grilled Cheese

It may seem odd that I’m sharing step-by-step photos of making a grilled cheese sandwich, but since this brie and cheddar grilled cheese is a bit more than buttering the bread and slapping on a few pieces of American cheese, I thought it would be best to show you the process…

Cube the aged yellow cheddar and aged white cheddar and place them in a food processor. Pulse until the cheese forms crumble.

Make Brie and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Slice off the rind from the brie cheese (front, back and sides) and cut the cheese into cubes.

Make a brie and cheddar grilled cheese

Add the cubed brie into the crumbled aged cheddar in the food processor. Add a splash of white wine and pulse until the mixture packs lightly together, but don’t go too far as you still want it a little loose.

Make a brie and aged cheddar grilled cheese

Transfer the processed cheese into a bowl. In another bowl, use a spoon to stir together softened butter, Dijon mustard and honey.

Brie and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich

Using the honey Dijon butter, liberally butter the outside of 12 slices of bread. Place the butter side down and liberally spread the cheese mixture on the bread. Top with some French fried onions and top with another slice of buttered bread, butter side up. Place the sandwiches in a preheated skillet and cook on medium/low heat until the bread is golden and the cheese is slightly melted. Flip the sandwich and cook on the other side, covering if needed, to thoroughly melt the cheese. Continue the same process with the additional sandwiches.

Grilling a brie and aged cheddar sandwich

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Brie and Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
A grilled cheese sandwich for grown up tastes.
Servings: 6
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 12 slices firm white bread I used a farmhouse white
  • 7 ounces aged sharp white cheddar
  • 7 ounces aged sharp yellow cheddar
  • 8 ounces brie rind removed
  • 3 tablespoons white wine your favorite variety
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup French fried onions
  • Kitchen knife
  • Food processor
  • Large skillet
  • 2 medium bowls
  • Spoon and Butter knife
  • Spatula
  • aluminum foil optional
Instructions
  1. Cube the cheddar cheeses and pulse them in a food processor until crumbled.
  2. Add the cubed brie (rind removed) and the white wine. Pulse until combined but not packed tightly.
  3. Transfer the cheese into a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In another medium bowl, stir together the softened butter, honey and Dijon mustard until combined.
  5. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  6. Place 6 slices of bread, butter side down on a working surface.
  7. Divide and spread the cheese evenly among the 6 slices of bread.
  8. Top the cheese of each sandwich evenly with the French fried onions.
  9. Place the remaining buttered bread, butter side up, on top of each sandwich.
  10. Preheat a large skillet on a medium heat.
  11. Place 2 sandwiches in the skillet and cook on the first side until golden and the cheese is just beginning to melt.
  12. Use a spatula to flip the sandwiches, cover if needed (to completely melt the cheese) and continue cooking on the other side until golden.
  13. Cut in half, and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

A box grater can be used in place of a food processor (if needed) to shred the cheese.
The aluminum foil can be used to cover the sandwiches as the cook on the second side.
Feel free to switch up the cheese on these if you like, but if you're using a dryer cheese (such as the aged cheddar) then I still recommend combining it with the brie and wine, which will act like a binder.
Depending on the size of your skillet, you may be able to cook more or less sandwiches at a time. Make sure not to over crowd the skillet to leave ample room for flipping.

Adapted from From America's Test Kitchen

Cheddar and Brie Grilled Cheese

All I need in life is a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and a Brie and Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese sandwish. Wait. You mean that’s not how the saying goes? Well, if it doesn’t, it certainly should! *wink*

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14 Comments

  1. Love the idea of processing the cheese and mixing it together before putting it on the sandwich. I usually just put slices on!

  2. The fried onions are brilliant, as is the delightful cheese blend – great idea! And honey-Dijon butter? I am seriously drooling!

  3. I’m so excited to try the honey Dijon butter spread. They are so caramelized just like I like them.

  4. I love that food processor step (but I know I’m far too lazy to do it). Brie and aged cheddar sounds like an awesomely delicios combo – I want to reach in and grab a half!

  5. Oooh, this is my kind of grilled cheese sandwich – LOVE the combination of brie, cheddar and those fried onions!

  6. Now that’s a grilled cheese! I love this!

  7. Huh. I’d never heard of French fried onions before! I feel odd. Like I’ve been missing out on something so basic and important to daily life. Thank you for the introduction! And this grilled cheese looks absolutely amazing.

    • They’re so good! They’re crispy and crunchy and I think they’re sold by the breadcrumbs and stuff. I could eat them straight out of the bag (and I actually have)!

  8. Love all those cheeses mixed together!!

  9. Grilled cheese it the ultimate comfort food for me! Loving that you dressed it up with the other cheeses 🙂

  10. Love the combination of cheddar and brie in these sandwiches. They look so cheesy and wonderful!

  11. Ohhhhh man. This is truly the ultimate grilled cheese!

  12. Oh how amazing this looks! Brie is a favorite of mine!

  13. Now this is a grilled cheese I can sink my teeth into. This looks really inviting.