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  • Classic Grilled Cheese by Cowgirl Creamery

For National Grilled Cheese Day we partnered with Cowgirl Creamery to create the perfect pairing: grilled cheese and bubbles! This Classic Grilled Cheese with Fromage Blanc & Wagon Wheel from Cowgirl Creamery is a heavenly match with another California classic, our quintessential Estate Brut sparkling wine.


  • 4 oz Fromage Blanc
  • 8 oz Wagon Wheel, Hop Along, or any combination of your favorite melting cheese, grated
  • 6 slices levain bread (we love Red Bird Bakery or Acme Bread)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


In a medium bowl, combine all cheeses. Divide the cheese mixture evenly between three slices of the bread, top with the remaining three bread slices to form sandwiches, and butter the outside of the bread.

Heat a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or any large pan with a heavy bottom over medium heat.

Place a sandwich in the heated pan and cook until the bread touching the pan is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip the sandwich and continue to cook until the cheese is completely melted and the bottom of the sandwich is golden brown. Repeat for each sandwich and serve right away.

Makes three sandwiches