Oct 17, 2013

Who doesn't love a fantastic grilled cheese?  Well, to keep your cheese cravings satisfied, CHEESEWERKS has provided us with another delicious and original grilled cheese recipe!  As it gets a bit cooler out, prepare yourself an amazing CHARLESTON Grilled Cheese.

As Canada’s only restaurant dedicated to Cheese, CHEESEWERKS offers a full range of ooey gooey delights including Mac + Cheese, Nachos, Quesadillas, Grilled Cheese and House-made Soups.  All are made with fresh, local ingredients and served with their house-made Sodas, small–batch Craft Beers or local Wines from the Niagara or Prince Edward County regions.

Kevin Durkee, CHEESEWERKS Big Cheese has shared his Smoky Cheddar + Beer Fondue recipe, enjoy!

CHARLESTON Grilled Cheese
recipe courtesy of Cheesewerks


  • 60g Double Cream Canadian Brie, cut into six 1/4
  • 15g caramelized onions
  • 1 tbsp apricot chutney
  • 2 slices walnut raisin bread
  • 1 tsp salted butter

  • Bring the sliced Brie to room temperature.
  • Place 3 slices of the Brie on each bread slice; spread the apricot chutney on top of the cheese, then add the caramelized onions evenly between both slices.
  • Gently press together, and butter both sides of the Grilled Cheese.
  • Heat a small skillet or sandwich press to medium heat. Grill the sandwich, turning once for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is fully melted. Insure you don’t burn the bread, and adjust the heat down if necessary.
  • Remove from the skillet or grill and let rest for 1 minute. (We know it will be hard).
  • Cut the Grilled Cheese in half diagonally and serve with kettle chips and new dills.
Caramelized Onions:
red onions3: shiny, juicy red/Spanish onionsIngredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 large, red onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Mix sliced onions together with sugar and vinegar. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion mixture; cook for 10-12 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. All liquid should have evaporated and onions may start to turn golden. Stir in salt and pepper.

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