Grilled Taleggio Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Taleggio Cheese Sandwiches

Rated:
Recipe Rating: 3.5897
Serves 4
This mountain cheese, produced for hundreds of years, has an exotic "farmyard" aroma and a unique, soft texture. This sandwich is the perfect accompaniment to a hearty vegetable soup.
Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 8 slices country bread
  • 6 ounces Taleggio cheese, rind removed, at room temperature, divided into 1 1/2-ounce portions
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
Method: 
Spread one side of each slice of bread with pesto. Top  4 of the slices with cheese and tomatoes, then arrange remaining 4 slices of bread on top, pesto side down, to make sandwiches.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, then arrange 2 of the sandwiches in the skillet. Cook until golden brown on the first side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip sandwiches and continue to cook until golden brown on the second side, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 2 sandwiches. Serve warm.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 sandwich, 520 calories (270 from fat), 30g total fat, 17g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 600mg sodium, 43g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 17g protein.