April is National Grilled Cheese Month.

We’ve seen many different ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, including bread-free, low-carb versions that substitute sliced portabello mushrooms or ham—a bread-free ham and cheese sandwich, grilled on a panini press.

Today we present another option: a grilled cheese sandwich where halloumi cheese (photo #2) is substituted for the bread.

Halloumi, a semisoft cheese that originated in Cyprus, keeps its shape when fried.

Thus, use sliced halloumi cheese instead of bread, and fill it with what you’d normally put in a grilled cheese sandwich, and grill it.

It’s a reverse grilled cheese sandwich!

Here’s more about halloumi cheese.

You can also use yanni cheese, which is similar to halloumi; and India’s paneer cheese.
 
 
HOW TO EAT A HALLOUMI SANDWICH

The outer sides of the bread on a conventional grilled cheese sandwich are greasy with butter, since the sandwich has been fried in a pan or on a griddle.

Many of us still pick them up with our fingers, though—with a napkin on the side.

While you certainly can do the same with a halloumi-base sandwich, you may wish to eat this grilled cheese with a knife and fork.
 
 
SOME FILLINGS FOR HALLOUMI GRILLED CHEESE

  • Arugula or watercress
  • Baby spinach
  • Caramelized onions
  • Dried fruit: cherries, cranberries, currants, dates, figs, raisins
  • Fresh fruit: berries, figs, thinly sliced apples, peaches, pears
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Meats: bacon, ham, salami, sausage, turkey
  • Sautéed bell peppers, mushrooms
  • Sliced tomatoes
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    Are you ready for your sandwich?
     
     
    > HOW TO MAKE A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
     
     
    > THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEESE
     
     
    > THE HISTORY OF CHEESE

     


    [1] Make a grilled cheese sandwich with halloumi, yanni or paneer instead of bread (photo © Urban Village Restaurant | Lone Tree, Colorado | Flavor & The Menu).


    [2] Grilled halloumi cheese. It is eaten with a fork (photo © Ina Peters | iStock Photo).


    [3] Figs, fresh or dried, are delicious with halloumi and just about any cheese (photo of black mission figs © Good Eggs).

     

      

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