Recipe for Crispy Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam by Black Sheep Bacon Jam

Amy Turnbull, the owner of Black Sheep Bacon Jam, shared with us this recipe for Crispy Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam, a simple but trendy comfort food.

Recipe for Crispy Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam

Crispy Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam.

Yields: 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices of Sourdough bread, cut on a diagonal to get more surface area.
  • 2 cups grated cheese, I used a combination of aged cheddar and Gouda. Divide in half.
  • 1 cup grated cheese for crispy “crust”. Divide in half.
  • 4 Tablespoons of Black Sheep Bacon Jam
  • 4 Tablespoons room temperature butter


1. Use medium-high heat to warm a non-stick pan or griddle.

2. Spread a tablespoon of butter on one side of each slice of bread.

3. Place bread butter side down onto pan.

4. On one-half pile one cup grated cheese, spread it to even thickness on the bread.

5. On other slice use a spoon to spread out your bacon jam.

6. Let grill for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip bacon jam slice onto your other slice.

7. Use a spatula to “squish” sandwich down.

8. Grill 2 minutes, then flip, squish and grill 2 more.

9. Remove sandwiches from pan/grill.

10. Sprinkle the cheese we saved for crust into 2 equal piles on the pan, spread out to be as big or bigger than the size of the bread.

11. Put sandwich on top. Grill 1-2 minutes.

12. Remove from heat, slice and enjoy with or without your favourite dip!


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