Chef Miriam Streiman of Mad Maple makes Grilled Cheese

February 9, 2018


Chef Miriam Streiman’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • a variety of cheeses (Miriam used a number of Monforte cheeses including a Water Buffalo cheddar, aged Water Buffalo cheese, Toscano, and a couple of other flavours that all added something different to the sandwich). Feel free to experiment!
  • good, hearty bread
  • softened butter
  • grainy mustard
  • pepper
  • thyme and rosemary stems
  • other ingredients Miriam recommends depending on your taste: sliced tomato, mushrooms, mayonnaise, roasted garlic, any desired charcuterie, an egg


  • slice or grate enough cheese to make a good sized pile– Miriam used lots of cheese!
  • butter the bread on both sides, and on the crust
  • slather some mustard on the inside of one slice, and crack some pepper, too
  • heat up a frying pan on medium/medium-high heat
  • add another knob of butter to the pan, and then place the sandwich on the melted butter
  • add the thyme and rosemary sprigs to the pan
  • press the sandwich with a heavy lid to increase the crispiness and to ensure the cheese melts evenly and everything sticks together
  • check the bottom of the sandwich, and when it’s cooked to your liking, flip it onto the herbs
  • press with the lid again until the bread is crispy and golden
  • serve with the herbs as garnish, or without

SO good!!!



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