In a nod to one of the most classic food duos around, this grilled cheese recipe gets paired with a tomato basil soup. A bonus: the tomato basil soup benefits a local organization that gives at-risk adults skills to change their situations.
The soup is from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s new signature product line called “A Spoon Full of Hope.” The proceeds from “A Spoon Full of Hope” support Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program, which gives economically disadvantaged adults culinary and life skills training.
This recipe is courtesy of Second Harvest Food Bank’s chef Jill Holland.
To purchase your own tomato basil soup, visit ASpoonFullofHope.org or Second Harvest Food Bank, 411 Mercy Drive in Orlando.
‘A Spoon Full of Hope’ and Amazing Grilled Cheese
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 slices bread of choice (recommend multi-grain or marble rye)
1 slice sharp cheddar
1 slice swiss
1 slice smoked gouda
1 slice Butterkäse
1. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat while melting a tablespoon of butter.
2. Once the butter has just started to turn golden, place the bread slices in the skillet and move them around to heat them.
3. Flip the bread over and add the cheese slices (3 to each slice of bread). The heat from the freshly turned bread will help melt the cheeses.
4. Add another small pat of butter to the skillet and continue to toast the bread to desired doneness.
5. Put the 2 sides together to form your sandwich.
6. Cut into triangles to allow for optimal dipping into your bowl or cup of A Spoon Full of Hope tomato basil soup.
Note: The Smoked Gouda will complement the acidity of the soup. The Butterkäse’s mildly buttery in flavor and ideal for melting with the other cheeses for gooey, cheesy goodness