Grilled cheese is a classic lunch favorite of many kids, but it can easily be elevated into a gourmet sandwich for adults. This White Cheddar Salami Fig Grilled Cheese is a deli-style meal ready in about 15 minutes!
This grilled cheese is inspired by some of my favorite cheese board pairings – fig preserves, white cheddar, and hard salami. I can’t be the only one who enjoys dipping cheddar and salami in fig, right? Combine these ingredients with a delicious whole grain bread for a mouthwatering combination.
Perfect Grilled Cheese
Start with a hearty sliced bread from the bakery. I picked a whole grain with sunflower seeds to bring in a nutty flavor that tastes amazing toasted. Use real butter to toast the bread until it’s golden and dark. The longer you toast the bread, the better it will hold up, giving it a nice and crispy finish.
Be generous with the white cheddar cheese – it’s the star of the sandwich, after all. Layer the salami between cheese layers to help hold it in place better. No one wants run-away salami! Purchase small salami rounds or cut large pieces into smaller pieces to make eating (and cutting) the sandwich more enjoyable as well. Savor this meal on its own or serve it up with a nice fresh arugula salad and a glass of wine for a gourmet meal. This is perfect for casual Tuesday, date night, or entertaining.
Be generous with the fig preserves, they add the perfect amount of sweetness to the grilled cheese.
- Whole grain bread, sliced
- White cheddar cheese
- Fig Preserves
- Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet and add bread. Toast over medium until the bread is golden brown or charred to your satisfaction.
- Flip the bread and add a slice of white cheddar, top that with salami, and another layer of white cheddar. Spread a layer of fig preserves on the opposite empty slice of bread.
- Flip the cheese and salami layer on to the skillet for about 30 seconds until it begins to melt. Then remove from heat, assemble the sandwich, and cut if desired.
- Serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: Use pre-sliced white cheddar for evenly melted cheese.
Whether you make this at home for family or entertaining, one thing is for sure – you will get lots of requests for this recipe again. It’s an easy sandwich with elevated ingredients that will take your grilled cheese to a whole new level. Don’t forget the napkins!
We hope you enjoy this White Cheddar Salami Fig Grilled Cheese from SoFabFood Home Chef, Raquel from Horses and Heels, as much as we do. If you love this deli-style meal, you can find more like it by visiting our Sandwich Section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!