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    2 Sandwiches

Smoky Hoisin Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Main Ingredient: Ham

Yield: 2 Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Carmell Childs , Finalist in the 2013 Great Midwest® “I ♥ Grilled Cheese” recipe contest


  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp. green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 12 thin slices deli-style Virginia ham
  • 4 slices multi-grain bread
  • 16 slices Smoked Cheddar cheese, sliced 1/8 in. thick
  • 1 Asian pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cilantro, green onion and hoisin sauce; add ham and gently rub to evenly coat. Set aside.
  2. Lay out 2 slices of multi-grain bread. Layer each piece of bread with 4 slices Great Midweast® Naturally Smoked Cheddar cheese, 6 pieces ham, pear slices and 4 additional slices of cheese. Top each sandwich with remaining slices of bread. Coat the outside top slice of bread with a thin coating of mayonnaise, about 1 teaspoon.
  3. Warm a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place both sandwiches mayonnaise-coated side down in skillet. Weigh down with another smaller cast iron skillet. After 40-45 seconds slather the uncoated side of the sandwiches with the remaining mayonnaise then flip sandwich. Wait another 30-45 seconds, or until bread is golden and cheese is melted, then remove from heat and place on cutting board. Slice in half and serve.


Black Creek®  Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are conscientiously cultivated under the watchful eye of a Certified Master Cheesemaker. Black Creek® Double Smoked Cheddar Cheese is naturally aged to produce a distinctive flavor profile that’s rich and creamy with a pleasant sharpness. After careful aging, the cheese is then smoked twice to impart a robustly smoky flavor.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Greg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

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