Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Balsamic- Caramelized Onions (giveaway)

We love grilled cheese in our house.  I mean, we REALLY LOVE GRILLED CHEESE.  We eat it often, and sometimes we try to jazz things up.  Here’s my gourmet recipe for grilled cheese:  Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Balsamic- Caramelized Onions.  I made it in honor of the Great Midwest “I Love Grilled Cheese” recipe contest! (for details, read on!)  And they’re giving one lucky RecipeGirl reader a whole bunch of cheese too.  Giveaway details below!

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I like ordinary grilled cheese, but this is no ordinary grilled cheese.  This one incorporates caramelized onions flavored with balsamic vinegar and mushrooms that have been sauteed in white wine.  The cheese:  Great Midwest Morel & Leek Jack Cheese.  And the bread is brushed and toasted with a Parmesan-Rosemary Butter.  Yeah, I went all out for this one.

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There’s the butter.  A couple of spoonfuls of shredded Parmesan and freshly chopped rosemary added in too.  This was a very good idea.  It turns ordinary bread into something special.

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Step one:  spread that delicious butter on one side of the bread and place it butter-side-down into a skillet.

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Great Midwest Cheeses has this delicious flavor available (and a zillion other flavors too).  If you’re a mushroom lover, you’re going to love this one for sure.  This is what I used in this sandwich, and it had great melting ability for grilled cheese!  Note: Great Midwest cheeses are available at retailers across the USA and they are at Sam’s Club too.

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Step 2:  Add a generous layer of cheese.

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Step 3:  Add the balsamic caramelized onions (I explain how to make them in the recipe below, but you’re basically going to slow saute sliced onions in a little oil for about 30 minutes, then swoosh in some balsamic vinegar for even more flavor.  You’ll want to eat them with a spoon (be strong).

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Step 4:  Add your sauteed mushrooms (again, explained in the recipe below.  These are simply sauteed with oil, salt, pepper and a swoosh of white wine).

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Step 5:  Add another generous layer of cheese.  Why two layers of cheese?  You want the cheese to act as the glue on both sides to hold the goodies together.  Plus, you can’t really use too much cheese in grilled cheese, can you??

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Step 6:  Slather another slice of bread with that good butter and place it butter-side-up.

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Let the sandwich sizzle away.  It’s best if you do this one in a nonstick skillet since you don’t want the cheese to stick to the pan.  I used a stainless steel skillet and it was a little tricky, but it all worked out in the end.  A lid placed on top helps the cheese melt.

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Flip it and watch that fabulous melty cheese do its thing!

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When it’s all nice and toasty on both sides, move it to a cutting board, let it rest for a couple of minutes, then slice in half.

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Serve it up!

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My husband got this for lunch over the weekend, and here’s how our conversation went:
Me:  do you like it?
H:  Mmmm Hmmm
Me:  Is there anything you would change?
H:  No
Me:  I need some more feedback, please.
H:  It’s SO good.  If I were at a restaurant, I’d go back and order this again.
Me:  My job is done then :)

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Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Balsamic- Caramelized Onions

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Prep Time: 1 hour + cooling and chill times

Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

BALSAMIC- CARAMELIZED ONIONS:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
pinch of kosher salt
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

SAUTEED MUSHROOMS:
1 tablespoon olive oil
One 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms
generous sprinkle of kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup white wine

BUTTER:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, softened
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

SANDWICHES:
2 slices bread

Morel-Leek flavored Midwest Cheese, sliced

Directions:

1. Prepare the onions: Heat a nonstick skillet to medium; add oil, onions and salt. Saute the onions over medium to medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring often, until the onions become soft and browned. Add the vinegar and swirl into the onions. Saute until the liquid is absorbed/evaporated. Let cool.

2. Prepare the mushrooms: Heat a nonstick skillet to medium; add oil, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Saute the mushrooms over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until they are softened. Add the wine and saute until the liquid is absorbed/evaporated. Let cool.

3. Prepare the butter: Mix butter ingredients in a small dish.

4. Assemble and grill the sandwich: (these are instructions for one, then repeat to make another): Spread butter on 2 slices of bread. Place the bread, butter-side-down, on a nonstick skillet. Top with a layer of cheese, then 1/2 of the onions, then 1/2 of the mushrooms. Add a second layer of cheese on top of the mushrooms. Add the 2nd slice of bread, butter-side-up, and set the pan over medium heat. Place a lid on top. Watch it closely. You want it just toasted and cheese beginning to melt before you flip it. Use a spatula to peek underneath, and adjust heat as needed. Flip and toast the other side. When properly toasted on both sides, remove to a plate, slice and eat. Repeat to make a second sandwich.

Source: www.RecipeGirl.com

Great Midwest  “I Love Grilled Cheese” recipe contest details! >You have a chance to win one of eight prizes including a vacation, Panini presses and cookbooks.  They’re asking home chefs to contribute their very best, most creative grilled cheese sandwich recipe using one or more of Great Midwest’s cheeses. They make a ton of different flavors.  I sampled all 12 of them!  Check out this link for Where To Buy Midwest Cheeses near you.

Great Midwest Cheeses

Key judging areas are #1 the use of Great Midwest cheeses, #2 taste and #3 creativity/originality of the recipe (creativity is a big component in the scores so really off-the-wall ideas are invited!) Anyone who posts anything on the Great Midwest Facebook page – whether it be a photo of your sandwich, your recipe, you in the kitchen cooking, etc. – will get bonus points on their contest entry.  Enter the contest here > I Love Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest

Great Midwest Fruit Cheeses

They even have fruit-infused flavors!  I’m thinking you could come up with some really interesting grilled cheese with one of these!  All of their cheeses are perfect for grilled cheese – they’re great melters – but they’re also incredibly versatile.  Hot casseroles, mac & cheese, cubed for snacking, shredded over salads, added to omelets…the possibilities are endless.

AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!  All of these cheeses- 12 varieties!!

Great Midwest Cheese Taste Testing
Like I mentioned before, I sampled ALL of these flavors.  My top 3 favorite are the Morel & Leek Jack, Horseradish Cheddar, and Naturally Smoked Cheddar.  There are certainly enough unique options to satisfy everyone – flavors range from sweet, to savory, to spicy.  Some of them are REALLY spicy, indeed!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

One RecipeGirl reader will win all of of these Great Midwest Cheeses (ALL 12 varieties)

Rules: PLEASE USE THE WIDGET BELOW TO ENTER TO WIN (YOU HAVE MULTIPLE CHANCES TO ENTER):

Open to those with a USA mailing address only.
Contest ends Monday, August 12, 2013 at the end of the day.
Winner will be chosen by Random.Org

GREAT MIDWEST CHEESES GIVEAWAY

Disclosure:  I’m working with Great Midwest Cheeses to help promote their grilled cheese contest, and I’m happy to share their variety of cheeses with my readers.  I only choose to write about products that I already enjoy in my own kitchen.  All opinions shared about this product are my own.

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287 Responses to “Mushroom Grilled Cheese with Balsamic- Caramelized Onions (giveaway)”

  1. 1

    Katie — August 5, 2013 @ 3:36 AM

    I once tried a rosemary and olive oil parmesan from Trader Joe’s and I loved it!

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    jan n — August 5, 2013 @ 4:28 AM

    When I was in Europe I had Cheese with Salami in it AND it was delicious.

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    Melissa — August 5, 2013 @ 4:50 AM

    Yum! That sandwich looks absolutely delicious!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 5, 2013 @ 4:52 AM

    This looks awesome!! The best cheese I’ve ever had was on a trip in Paris, France…it was called Tomme de Berry…unreal!

  5. 5

    Michelle — August 5, 2013 @ 5:07 AM

    Truffle infused cheese from Whole Foods…. strong but so delicious!

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    bobbi — August 5, 2013 @ 5:12 AM

    I love a good gruyere! or fontina, lol

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — August 5, 2013 @ 5:12 AM

    Fabulous Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe, Lori! Love the convo between you and hubby. Taste buds never lie. Never. ;) Pinning everywhere! xo

  8. 8

    Sonia — August 5, 2013 @ 5:12 AM

    I love cranberry stilton

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    Melissa B — August 5, 2013 @ 5:18 AM

    Cranberry Stilton on a grilled cheese sandwich made with a batard bread is awesome!

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    dc — August 5, 2013 @ 5:20 AM

    Best cheese I have ever tasted was Kangaroo Cheddar, but I never met a cheese I didn’t like!!

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    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice — August 5, 2013 @ 5:20 AM

    I love smoked cheddar!

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    Leslie Moore — August 5, 2013 @ 5:22 AM

    I love Cougar Gold Cheese from WSU! I could eat it ALL DAY!

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    Sue Cobb — August 5, 2013 @ 5:26 AM

    I would love the jalapeno jack! Yummy!!

  14. 14

    Susan H. — August 5, 2013 @ 5:27 AM

    I love a good pepper jack cheese. Thanks.

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    Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) — August 5, 2013 @ 5:28 AM

    The cheeses all sound amazing! I’m most intrigued by the apple cinnamon cheddar.

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    barbara n — August 5, 2013 @ 5:39 AM

    I love the flavor of Cheddar Cheese with Cranberries

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    Katie — August 5, 2013 @ 5:45 AM

    Smoked Cheddar is one of my favorites.

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    Christie — August 5, 2013 @ 5:46 AM

    I had an agred provolone that was melt in your mouth DEVINE!

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    Tera — August 5, 2013 @ 5:49 AM

    I would love to try the Morel and Leek variety especially with some of the morels we fried and then froze this past spring! Mmmmm…

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    Randall — August 5, 2013 @ 5:51 AM

    I just love Pepper Jack backed up with Extra sharp Cheddar on toasted bread.

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    Tania — August 5, 2013 @ 5:55 AM

    I remember the first time I had dill havarti at a friend’s party – yum!

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    Kristi — August 5, 2013 @ 5:55 AM

    Mushroom and caramelized onion sounds like the perfect combo for a grilled cheese.

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    Melissa — August 5, 2013 @ 6:07 AM

    I LOVE cheese – and free cheese delivered to my door? I would LOVE this. Probably the best prize ever.
    My favorite cheese is Epoisses – it’s very similar to brie but SUPER stinky!

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    Amanda P. — August 5, 2013 @ 6:18 AM

    I really like a grilled cheese with ham and cranberry mustard sauce. Its the best!

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    Sandi Graham — August 5, 2013 @ 6:20 AM

    Yummy recipe… I was for sure that we probably couldn’t get these cheeses here in Texas. Thank you for sharing the link because they actually sell these cheeses at my local Kroger and Super Target. Can’t wait to check them out – especially the cranberry cheddar

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    Maureen — August 5, 2013 @ 6:25 AM

    I abosolutely love Cheddar cheese. I’ve tried all others, but it’s the best in flavor. I add it to almost everything! I always have some in my fridge.

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    Juli V — August 5, 2013 @ 6:25 AM

    Just a plain and simple grilled cheese with mozzarella is perfect to me.

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    Elena — August 5, 2013 @ 6:35 AM

    I had a truffle cheese once that was pretty incredible

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    Tieghan — August 5, 2013 @ 6:39 AM

    What an amazing grilled cheese! I love the all the mushrooms and obviously all that melty, gooey cheese!

  30. 30

    ellen casper — August 5, 2013 @ 6:40 AM

    Bluberry stilton – yummy!

  31. 31

    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 5, 2013 @ 6:45 AM

    We love grilled cheese! Our kids request it so often! The best cheese I have ever taste was Merlot cheese. Goes great with chocolate! :)

  32. 32

    Sarah G — August 5, 2013 @ 6:54 AM

    Habanero Havarti and Roasted Garlic Havarti!

  33. 33

    Alyssa — August 5, 2013 @ 6:58 AM

    Creamy Toscano Cheese Soaked in Syrah from Traders!

  34. 34

    Daraya — August 5, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

    I recently tried blueberry goat cheese and it was delicious!

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    Valerie — August 5, 2013 @ 7:07 AM

    I love cheese! These varieties sound amazing! Would love to try them :)

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    Christy K. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:08 AM

    I have never really tried any cheeses other than the normal ones in the cheese section at the store but I really love asiago and colby cheese. There are so many in that photo above that I have never heard of but they sound so interesting!

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    Stephanie — August 5, 2013 @ 7:09 AM

    Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious!

  38. 38

    Renee@Mykitchenadventures — August 5, 2013 @ 7:09 AM

    wow. I mean…just wow. A sandwich as gorgeous as this needs only one word.

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    Deb V — August 5, 2013 @ 7:10 AM

    Fresh cream cheese

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 5, 2013 @ 7:11 AM

    My favorite cheese ever is the every so simple hoop cheese!

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    Margie Mahoney — August 5, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

    I love a cheese I got from Costco with apricots in it. I think they carry it during the holidays.

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    Angela W. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

    Don’t judge me, but brie is my favorite. Mild? Yes. But delicious with everything!!!

  43. 43

    Leanna H — August 5, 2013 @ 7:12 AM

    I had some great brie in France.

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    Rieneke — August 5, 2013 @ 7:13 AM

    I really think I will move from the Netherlands to the USA so I will be able to participate in these wonderfull giveaways! ;-) These cheeses look great and I am sure I will be able to find something similar here so that I can make that beautifull sandwich!

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    Allison Day — August 5, 2013 @ 7:13 AM

    Every now and then I buy a few random small wedges of cheese just to try, and my favorite one I’ve come across is the Lechester Cheddar Applewood Smoked Wheel – I love the creamy smokiness of it!

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    deedee — August 5, 2013 @ 7:14 AM

    oh my gosh, this look divine!!! Can’t wait to make it!

  47. 47

    Lisa Thomas — August 5, 2013 @ 7:15 AM

    I’m a huge fan of a melty brie.

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    Rachel — August 5, 2013 @ 7:15 AM

    Just had a tasty chipotle goat cheese this weekend!

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    Patricia — August 5, 2013 @ 7:15 AM

    These cheeses sound amazing!! But the most adventurous cheese I have tasted was something that a friend brought over with peach preserves in it.

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    Bianca — August 5, 2013 @ 7:16 AM

    dill havarti

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    Lauren — August 5, 2013 @ 7:18 AM

    I absolutely love pepper jack cheese!

  52. 52

    Joanna H. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:18 AM

    An amazing pepper jack cheese…..spicy!

  53. 53

    Heather K — August 5, 2013 @ 7:19 AM

    Smoked Cheddar

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    Jessica — August 5, 2013 @ 7:20 AM

    I love sharp cheddar! Thanks for the amazing recipes & giveaway!!

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    TobyD — August 5, 2013 @ 7:21 AM

    Love love love grilled cheese!

  56. 56

    Dawna Gum — August 5, 2013 @ 7:21 AM

    Oh pick me, I love cheese!!! <3

  57. 57

    Stacey — August 5, 2013 @ 7:22 AM

    Best cheese I ever tasted was a real cheddar. Cheddar cheese that we know here in the USA is NOTHING like a true cheddar :o)

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    Tina — August 5, 2013 @ 7:22 AM

    Seriously, I’ve never had a cheese that I didn’t like but all forms of bleu are my favorite, along with goat, and cheddar – it’s just too hard to pick!

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    Sandra — August 5, 2013 @ 7:22 AM

    I am a sucker for any cheese with a spicy kick, I had a habanero cheese that was so yummy

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    Everyday Gourmet — August 5, 2013 @ 7:22 AM

    Love me some cheese~

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    Barbie Smith — August 5, 2013 @ 7:23 AM

    That sandwich looks so yummy! We love to have a fruit and cheese tray Sunday evening after an early dinner. These cheese would be a fun way to change things up.

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    Kathy Lyons-Urbanek — August 5, 2013 @ 7:25 AM

    Cannot wait to try this- have been buying the Morel & Leeks cheese for years but can’t wait to try it with the balsamic caramelized onions – YUM!!!

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    Michele E — August 5, 2013 @ 7:26 AM

    My favorite is Bacon Cheese. It’s a great cheddar with real bacon. THE BEST EVER!

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    Denise — August 5, 2013 @ 7:26 AM

    Rosemary manchego

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    Suzanne H — August 5, 2013 @ 7:27 AM

    The best cheese I ever had was a rosemary asiago….yum!

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    Jan B. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:28 AM

    The best flavor of cheese I have tasted was Cougar gold.

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    Jamie G — August 5, 2013 @ 7:31 AM

    I am drooling! Here I am drinking my morning coffee and craving this grilled cheese. Mmmmmm.

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    Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine — August 5, 2013 @ 7:33 AM

    I had an amazing brie sandwich at a French restaurant one time. Since then, I have become a brie-liever!

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    Heidi — August 5, 2013 @ 7:36 AM

    I had a morel cheese once. So good.

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    Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian — August 5, 2013 @ 7:37 AM

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love cheese? I think I could live on it. Your sandwich looks phenomenal Lori!

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    Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian — August 5, 2013 @ 7:38 AM

    My favorite cheese so far is a simple blue cheese or a good smoked provolone. I am kind of all over the map. I love cheese. <3

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    Jan — August 5, 2013 @ 7:39 AM

    Cheese makes just about anything better! Salsa Jack in one of my favorites.

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    Jennifer Lohrke — August 5, 2013 @ 7:39 AM

    I love grilled cheese..this is a great prize!!

  74. 74

    Teri Roberts — August 5, 2013 @ 7:40 AM

    Irish Coolea is a fabulous cheese but then what cheese isn’t, I ask? Your sandwich looks so good. I will be making it this week for sure!!

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    Beth — August 5, 2013 @ 7:40 AM

    They all look so delicious. I want your grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!

  76. 76

    Shanell — August 5, 2013 @ 7:41 AM

    The best flavor cheese I’ve ever had was garlic cheddar.

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    Lara — August 5, 2013 @ 7:41 AM

    Cheese, glorious cheese, I lived off of extra sharp pinconning in College, it’s still melt in your mouth

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    Susie — August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 AM

    They all look so interesting! I’d love to try every one.

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    Baker Becky — August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 AM

    I am a cheese ADDICT!!!! All of the different flavors sound fabulous! Talk about making a grown up grilled cheese sandwich or mac and cheese! YUM!

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    Ashley@BakerByNature — August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 AM

    We <3 grilled cheese over here too! I love all the mushrooms in this one – so yummy!!! I think the best cheese I've ever tasted was in Italy, but it's hard to choose just one flavor!

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    Tina Knezevic — August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 AM

    I absolutely love cheese and my favorite is the olive oil parmesan! So healthy and tasty!

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    Kerri — August 5, 2013 @ 7:44 AM

    Twelve kinds of cheese? Sounds like the best prize ever!

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    Lisa Corrigan — August 5, 2013 @ 7:47 AM

    Cheese is a staple in our house…love them all! I personally love goat cheese the best!

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    Rikki-Dee Flora — August 5, 2013 @ 7:48 AM

    I had an apricot cheese that was amazing.

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — August 5, 2013 @ 7:50 AM

    I feel so inexperienced…I haven’t tried many exotic flavors of cheeses. Maybe that’s because when I find a cheese I like, I just keep eating it! I love sharp and smoky cheddar. I’m sure my husband would enjoy all 12 varieties of cheese described here–he eats cheese every single day. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Alicia — August 5, 2013 @ 7:50 AM

    Love this giveaway! We love all kinds of cheese, but Havartti is our favorite. Thanks for this awesome contest and btw, I LOVE your cookbook!

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    EllenCF — August 5, 2013 @ 7:52 AM

    Love grilled cheese … swiss on rye with fresh tomatoes and mustard on the bread .. . sigh … no way to make at work and not great carb wise but SIGH!

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    Kat — August 5, 2013 @ 7:53 AM

    White cheddar, although recently I tried manchego and really enjoyed it!

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    Robin — August 5, 2013 @ 7:53 AM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tried was a Smoked Gruyere at a farmer’s market in England.

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    chacha — August 5, 2013 @ 7:53 AM

    I LOVEEEEEEEE CHEESE I make grilled cheeses with rye bread and mushrooms and Im from the midwest and am familiar with cheese from Wisc. especially right from the factory cheese curds. OMG Ill be checking out Sams Club to see what they have. Now Im hungry and its only 8 am lol lol

    TKS FOR THIS RECIPE

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    Amanda — August 5, 2013 @ 7:54 AM

    I love simple smoked cheddars!

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    Jen — August 5, 2013 @ 7:54 AM

    Pepperoni cheddar in Innercourse Pa. Yes, that’s the town name.

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    Erin — August 5, 2013 @ 7:55 AM

    Jalapeño raspberry cheddar

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    Shelley Winstead — August 5, 2013 @ 7:58 AM

    Horseradish Bacon cheese

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    Kim McM — August 5, 2013 @ 7:59 AM

    I would love to try these! My son lives in Wisconsin, and my stepson went to visit him this summer and told his daughter, “It’s a cheese state.” Yes, it is!

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    Donna Lynady — August 5, 2013 @ 7:59 AM

    OMG that looks fantastic!

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    Susan Broughton — August 5, 2013 @ 7:59 AM

    I haven’t eaten that many cheeses but not from wanting to…….I love cheese but the best I have eaten has been Smoked Gouda

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    Sherry — August 5, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

    Sharp white cheddar with peppadew is one of my favorite cheeses.

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    Melissa H — August 5, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

    Balsamic Parmesean is my favorite!

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    Elena — August 5, 2013 @ 8:01 AM

    If my career involved cheese, I’d be a much happier person.

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    Kim McM — August 5, 2013 @ 8:01 AM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tasted is a mild Finnish cheese called lappi, but the best flavored cheese I ever had is jalapeno cheddar.

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    Marygrace Otterbine — August 5, 2013 @ 8:02 AM

    I have tried the garlic and dill, blueberry cobble cheddar and the naturally smoked cheddar all wonderful I love cheese!!!

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    Kristina C — August 5, 2013 @ 8:03 AM

    Salsa jack,yum

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    Susan Broughton — August 5, 2013 @ 8:06 AM

    Just wanted to let you know that the email I signed in with for the giveaway is not the email I subscribe to your newsletter with. Here is the correct email for the subscription so you can check if you like sbroughton61@yahoo.com thanks

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    chacha — August 5, 2013 @ 8:08 AM

    LORI A GRILLED CHEESE LUNCHEON WOULD BE AWESOME ALSO. You got my ATTENTION on this one girl and the wheels are rolling now.

    AGAIN TKS

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    Amy — August 5, 2013 @ 8:12 AM

    I tried a Cabrales Blue Cheese that was to die for!

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    Lillian Child — August 5, 2013 @ 8:13 AM

    Years ago at an italian place in Phoenix, I had a pasta with mizzerithan cheese … I’m sure that I’m spelling this incorrectly, but it was the MOST amazing pasta dish I have ever had and the flavor of this cheese was out of this world.

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    marcie@flavor the moments — August 5, 2013 @ 8:15 AM

    This grilled cheese has my vote, Lori! So many unique, delicious ingredients in this sandwich, and I LOVE mushrooms.

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    Tracy — August 5, 2013 @ 8:19 AM

    I love cheese, and can’t choose! A cheddar and raspberry jam tartine is one of my favorite breakfasts. When I’m not in green smoothie mode, like I am right now. And that mouthwatering grilled cheese does not make my end-of-summer health kick any easier….

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    Michael Bird — August 5, 2013 @ 8:19 AM

    Humboldt Fog is excellent.

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    Alison — August 5, 2013 @ 8:21 AM

    I once had a delicious manchego from a specialty store near me. It was so expensive compared to what I usually spend on cheese, but it was fabulous!

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    Megan M — August 5, 2013 @ 8:22 AM

    i had a sage havarti at a food show once and it was AMAZING!

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    sarah k — August 5, 2013 @ 8:22 AM

    The flavor combinations of Great Midwest Cheeses look delicious. My favorite cheese was when I lived in upstate NY, this shop had the most delicious fresh Mozzarella.

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    Rebecca G — August 5, 2013 @ 8:28 AM

    I love a good, creamy brie!

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    Erin — August 5, 2013 @ 8:28 AM

    the best cheese flavor i’ve ever had is probably a buffalo style cheddar cheese. i love anything buffalo!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — August 5, 2013 @ 8:30 AM

    We’ve had so many amazing varieties of cheese it’s impossible to choose a fav but what popped into my head is this yummy, creamy, horseradish cheddar we found once at Costco of all places. It was SO good.

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    CrisK — August 5, 2013 @ 8:32 AM

    I awould love to try all the different cheeses

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    Robin — August 5, 2013 @ 8:32 AM

    I’ve tried a few different Amish cheese that I’ve like one was a mild smoked cheddar, I believe.

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    Jenn B — August 5, 2013 @ 8:33 AM

    Looks so yummy! Would have to leave the mushrooms off of my hubby’s though, he’s still not convinced of their deliciousness.

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    Beth C. — August 5, 2013 @ 8:34 AM

    I love Vella Cheese. It comes up on Woot a few times a year and I always stock up!

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    wendy spencer — August 5, 2013 @ 8:36 AM

    Aged sharp white cheddar is one I’ve tasted and loved!

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    Kim Mcduffy — August 5, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

    love cheese…cant wait to try the morel

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    Marybeth Masalski — August 5, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

    Super excited to try these cheeses and recipes! Thank you!

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    Meg — August 5, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

    Do I have to pick one?! I’m a sharp cheddar girl. classic

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    Denise Wilson — August 5, 2013 @ 8:41 AM

    I love Brie

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    JENNY — August 5, 2013 @ 8:42 AM

    tomato caper blue cheese !!!

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    Rachelle Shockey — August 5, 2013 @ 8:44 AM

    I’ll admit I haven’t been too adventurous with my grilled cheese sandwiches, but I do love jack cheese on them.

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    Merryweather — August 5, 2013 @ 8:45 AM

    Oooh yum! Grilled cheese is food of the gods.

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    Becky — August 5, 2013 @ 8:46 AM

    Mild German Brick cheese

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    Kathleen — August 5, 2013 @ 8:47 AM

    This grill cheese looks fabulous! Can not wait to try it!!!

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    Melissa — August 5, 2013 @ 8:48 AM

    Double cream Brie is my fave. I need to become more adventurous and try some of these new flavors!!

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    Sandy — August 5, 2013 @ 8:51 AM

    I just tasted Habanero Jack for the first time. Spices up your grilled cheese sandwich. I also rolled some up into chicken.

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    Dee Fedor — August 5, 2013 @ 8:51 AM

    An extra sharp white cheddar from the Amish in SW Michigan.

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    Rebecca — August 5, 2013 @ 8:51 AM

    I’ve always been partial to a really good parmesean!

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    Dana Munoz — August 5, 2013 @ 8:51 AM

    Thanks, this recipe looks delish!!
    Dana Munoz

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    CHRISTINE BELSON — August 5, 2013 @ 8:53 AM

    I MADE A GRILLED CHEESE WITH 5 DIFFERENT CHEESES. IT WAS SO GOOD.

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    Eva C — August 5, 2013 @ 8:54 AM

    My favorite cheese is cheddar jack :)

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    Alison — August 5, 2013 @ 8:54 AM

    I’m a big fan of sage cheese, but pretty much any Cabot cheddar is heaven in my book :)

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    Elsa — August 5, 2013 @ 8:56 AM

    I love sharp and smoked cheddar.
    I want to try the Garlic and dill Cheddar, looks like it would taste great!

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    Kristina` — August 5, 2013 @ 8:59 AM

    Cranberry Cheddar…yum!

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    Jessica — August 5, 2013 @ 9:03 AM

    I LOVE sharp white cheddar! I am plain though I guess…

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    Betty Jones — August 5, 2013 @ 9:06 AM

    Sour Cream & Chives from Sweetwater Cheese Factory!

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    Maggie Wallace — August 5, 2013 @ 9:06 AM

    Blueberry infused gruyere!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — August 5, 2013 @ 9:08 AM

    I know this makes me sound so cheap, but my favorite cheese is creamy havarti cheese!

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    Amaree Matthews — August 5, 2013 @ 9:08 AM

    The cheeses look amazing!!!

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    Kymber — August 5, 2013 @ 9:16 AM

    I once tried a horseradish cheddar that was to die for…so yummy.

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    Samantha — August 5, 2013 @ 9:17 AM

    My favorite cheese is chevre (goat’s cheese), for sure. All its varieties :)

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    Jen m — August 5, 2013 @ 9:19 AM

    I love pepper jack cheese!

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    Patricia Pinkston — August 5, 2013 @ 9:19 AM

    I love, love love cheese. Would really love to win. Looks like some really great flavors included.

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    Johana — August 5, 2013 @ 9:20 AM

    I love all flavors. But my fav right now is jalapenos jack.

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    Jessica W — August 5, 2013 @ 9:25 AM

    I am a sucker for havarti with dill cheese

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    Jana Howard — August 5, 2013 @ 9:28 AM

    A favorite of mine is dill havarti. I love to try new ones!

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    Dawn L — August 5, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

    Best cheese I ever tried was garlic cheddar yum

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    Mary W — August 5, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

    Trader Joe’s has an Italian Truffle Cheese that is just to die for!

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    Emily Wells — August 5, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

    Lemon Stilton from Long Clawson Dairy. OMG it’s good!!

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    Amy J — August 5, 2013 @ 9:32 AM

    I had a dill & garlic cheese once that was amazing…my hubby LOVES trying new and different cheeses – I’m sure he has a dozen favorites! :-)

    p.s. the Mushroom Grilled Cheese looks soooo good!

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    Katie S. — August 5, 2013 @ 9:34 AM

    My favorite cheese I have ever tasted is probably gouda.

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    Jenelle Penfold — August 5, 2013 @ 9:35 AM

    My hubby is a major cheese lover! I think the best one we’ve had so far is a Cabot cloth bound cheddar

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    Jody — August 5, 2013 @ 9:38 AM

    I love any kind of cheese.

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    Ilene — August 5, 2013 @ 9:44 AM

    I love goat cheese with kalamata olives.

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    Noreen Thompson — August 5, 2013 @ 9:51 AM

    I love trying new cheese.

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    sara — August 5, 2013 @ 9:52 AM

    Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk!

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    Jennifer Ciniello — August 5, 2013 @ 9:56 AM

    My most favorite flavor of cheese I have ever tried is Salsa Jack. Amazing!!!

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    Melissa @ Leet Kitchen — August 5, 2013 @ 9:57 AM

    I know I haven’t tried many cheeses aside from the ‘regular’, but I do love Gouda. =o]

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    Jenny W. — August 5, 2013 @ 9:59 AM

    The best cheese I ever tasted was a gouda cheese, from a cheese making farm in the middle of the Netherlands. It.was.amazing!

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    kylee — August 5, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

    My all time favortie is garlic white cheddar. Yum!

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    tracy — August 5, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

    I love Recipe Girl and looooove grilled cheese!

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    Rhonda — August 5, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

    We enjoy pepper jack.

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    Stacey M — August 5, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

    Brie with mushrooms (Trader Joe’s) and a good sharp cheddar.

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    Marysue (@NativeOrchid) Feltman — August 5, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

    Oh my gosh…my mouth fell open and I almost lost my teeth!! I’ve never SEEN such wonderful packages cheese flavors before! And, I’ve never seen this brand, so I’d LOVE to try them…ALL! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    Elizabeth — August 5, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

    I love the Horseradish Havarti and the Garlic Pepper Havarti from Willamette Valley Cheese Company!

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    Joann — August 5, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

    An easy to find cheese that is surprisingly good is the Unexpected Cheddar at Trader Joe’s. I also like sage derby cheese, a good brie or camembert, fresh mozzarella… I seriously love almost all cheese!

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    Janet — August 5, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

    The best cheese that I have ever had was Vermont white extra sharp cheese. Would love to taste the varieties that is in the giveaway. Thank you

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    Amy S. — August 5, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

    I can’t choose just one flavor of cheese that’s the best I’ve ever tasted. I love them all!

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    Sue Maxwell — August 5, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

    Homemade mozzarella..but I want that apple cinnamon one!!

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    Andrea — August 5, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

    That garlic and dill cheddar looks amazing!

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    Kim N. — August 5, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

    I love havarti cheese.

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    Angie T. — August 5, 2013 @ 11:20 AM

    I LOVE Cheese :)

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    Kat Bleyl — August 5, 2013 @ 11:22 AM

    I had Blue Cheese in Paris and it was seriously the best cheese I have ever had! You sandwich looks delicious!

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    Cori — August 5, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

    Manchego cheese in Spain. Delicioso!

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    Lorena — August 5, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

    OMG that’s a lot of cheese! We’re big fans of Havarti dill and pepper jack in my house. Of course, my all-time favorite cheese will always be port salut. Yum!

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    Michelle Lemay — August 5, 2013 @ 11:50 AM

    They all look great! I will definitely have to find some in my area.

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    colleen — August 5, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

    “I LOVE” cheese-cheese and more cheese and this recipe is pure DELICIOUSNESS-

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    Kari M — August 5, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

    I love a super-sharp cheddar. This sandwich looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try it.

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    Sarah — August 5, 2013 @ 12:09 PM

    I love apricot stilton cheese. MMMM.

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    Andrea D. — August 5, 2013 @ 12:09 PM

    I love the jalapeno jack cheese.

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    Suzana Schafer — August 5, 2013 @ 12:10 PM

    My mum bought me a brie baker this year, it’s the most amazing taste, and it’s beautiful to serve, too. :)

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    Pinch Of Lime — August 5, 2013 @ 12:14 PM

    I love cheese. Haven’t met one I didn’t like yet! I tend to prefer the hard, aged variety though. My favorite so far has been a balsamic glazed at Costco. It’s amazing and great with a fruit compote. The sweet compliments the tanginess of the cheese so well. All the fruit cheeses above look so good so I think I’ll have to hunt them down! I make ‘grown up’ grilled cheese sandwiches and all of these make for some great inspiration!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 5, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

    I could live on cheese and bread alone! It’s so good. Loving the flavors from Great Midwest

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    Amilia — August 5, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

    I haven’t had many flavors of cheese…I mostly eat just regular cheddar but would love to try these other flavors!

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    Tanya — August 5, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

    I love cheese! Especially from WI :)

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    Amy Tong — August 5, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tasted is a smoked Gouda. Love it. And all these Midwest cheese sounds just as wonderful. Can’t wait to try them all. Thanks for your recommendation. Morel and leek sounds terrific too.

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    Amy S — August 5, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

    Sharp Provolone or Honey Goat Cheese

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    christy — August 5, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

    i have to try blueberry cobbler cheddar!

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    Celeste B. — August 5, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

    The best cheese I’ve ever had was a creamy Brie when I was in Paris. I had it with a baguette for breakfast every day.

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    Lindsay F — August 5, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

    My favorite was a lovely aged cheddar made at a local dairy.

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    Nancy B — August 5, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

    That sandwich looks delish!

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    Robin Boateng — August 5, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

    The best flavor of cheese I’ve ever eaten is everything made by Sargento.

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    Michelle — August 5, 2013 @ 1:12 PM

    Cheese? Yes please!

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    Barbara Pike — August 5, 2013 @ 1:21 PM

    MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmy favorites!

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    Christy Cummins — August 5, 2013 @ 1:28 PM

    Irish Cheddar

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    Nichole — August 5, 2013 @ 1:44 PM

    I know it sounds plain but my all time favorite cheese was an incredible apple smoked cheddar.

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    Beth L — August 5, 2013 @ 1:45 PM

    I love a great Cotswold cheese

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    Kristin — August 5, 2013 @ 1:59 PM

    Jarlsberg

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 5, 2013 @ 2:09 PM

    Whoa baby! This grilled cheese is full of all sorts of gooey goodness!!

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    Ellen M. — August 5, 2013 @ 2:25 PM

    Best I every tasted was an English applewood smoked aged cheddar. Amazing!

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    Rose — August 5, 2013 @ 2:28 PM

    I am not at all familiar with this brand of cheese but would love to try it! Thank you for the opportunity to win some!

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    rachel — August 5, 2013 @ 2:46 PM

    I WANT WANT WANT that horseradish cheddar! oh my stars girlie! That sounds amazing!

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    Karen Lynch — August 5, 2013 @ 3:04 PM

    I haven’t had too many of the cheese flavor combinations but these sound great. I have had many cheese platters with different spreads to go with the cheese offereings. My favorite was the blueberry.

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    leanne — August 5, 2013 @ 3:04 PM

    The first time I ever tasted white stilton with apricots, I thought it was the best thing in the whole world. My all-time favorite cheese, though, is a ball of fresh burrata.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 5, 2013 @ 3:12 PM

    OMG, this is such a mouthwatering grilled cheese, Lori! Thanks for the introduction to Great Midwest and the wonderful giveaway!

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    Lisa — August 5, 2013 @ 3:14 PM

    There is a cheese store in Missouri called Osceola Cheese. They have lots of fun flavors but my recent favorite was mozzarella with basil and tomato. I used it to make lasagna. SOOOO good!

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    Suzanne S — August 5, 2013 @ 3:36 PM

    I love all cheese but I think that my favorite ever has been a really good havarti!

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    van pham — August 5, 2013 @ 3:47 PM

    Trader Joe’s Triple creamy brie with wild mushrooms is one of my favorite cheeses ever!

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    Lori H. — August 5, 2013 @ 4:11 PM

    Mmmmm cheese…….

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    Lori H. — August 5, 2013 @ 4:12 PM

    Mmmmm cheese….

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    Sharon O. — August 5, 2013 @ 4:19 PM

    I haven’t tried many “gourmet” cheeses. I do love real Parmigiano Reggiano.

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    Rachel Parret — August 5, 2013 @ 4:47 PM

    Can’t wait to try some new cheese recipes

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    kate w. — August 5, 2013 @ 5:02 PM

    i love horseradish cheddar!

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    Laura in Texas — August 5, 2013 @ 5:03 PM

    Cranberry and cinnamon chèvre cheese! Oh my goodness it is good.

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    Kimi — August 5, 2013 @ 5:28 PM

    I’m a brie girl

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    Nicole S. — August 5, 2013 @ 5:32 PM

    The best cheese I’ve ever had? Hands down the creamist white cheddar from Wisconsin!

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    Keka Spoonemore — August 5, 2013 @ 5:44 PM

    Hard to choose… Smoked Gouda, maybe?

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    Jo-Ann Brightman — August 5, 2013 @ 5:48 PM

    I had a soft savoy cheese with walnuts and it was so good.

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    Sandy S. — August 5, 2013 @ 5:48 PM

    I just went to the Kalona Cheese Factory here in Iowa and got some Herbs & Spice Havarti cheese and it is wonderful! So smooth with just the right amount of spices. I am a big fan of Havarti so this is right up my alley.

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    Lillian — August 5, 2013 @ 6:16 PM

    I love just about all cheeses, except the stinky ones! lol

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    Carolyn Gonzalez — August 5, 2013 @ 6:24 PM

    When I was in Ireland, we had fresh Irish cheddar at a farm we stopped at. It was the best thing ever.

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    Kathy R — August 5, 2013 @ 6:40 PM

    My favorite different cheese was a mango brie.

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    Kris M — August 5, 2013 @ 6:41 PM

    I love just about every cheese I have eaten!

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    Amy C. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:06 PM

    The best flavor cheese I have ever had was Boar’s Head Horseradish Cheddar! OMG! So delish!

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    Yvette N. — August 5, 2013 @ 7:28 PM

    A smokey Brie is delightful on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, with sliced tomatoes.

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    Kim Rendino — August 5, 2013 @ 7:33 PM

    This sounds amazing!!!

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    Teresa Organ — August 5, 2013 @ 7:47 PM

    Colby Jack melted on top of some Cheese Doritos.

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    sara — August 5, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

    I love a real Stilton at Christmas time in England.

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    Valerie A. Clark — August 5, 2013 @ 8:09 PM

    My favorite is a good, hard Longhorn style Colby.

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    Des — August 5, 2013 @ 9:22 PM

    Lori, this grilled cheese looks amazing. We love a good grilled cheese in our house, standard is always good but I love a good gourmet grilled cheese too. This looks like something our whole family would love! So trying it very soon!

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    Amy R — August 5, 2013 @ 9:41 PM

    Im in love with cheddar in any form!! :)

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    Chuck Minnis — August 5, 2013 @ 9:50 PM

    Tried a few things off your blog! Love it :)

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    Jeffrey — August 5, 2013 @ 9:59 PM

    I had a very strong aged cheddar that I made into mac and cheese.

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    Amy S — August 5, 2013 @ 10:36 PM

    Applewood smoked cheddar is amazing!

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    Kim Porter — August 5, 2013 @ 11:03 PM

    Garlic Chipotle Cheddar!

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    Sara M — August 6, 2013 @ 6:04 AM

    I haven’t branched out with my cheeses very much. I do love a parmesan and pepper jack though!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — August 6, 2013 @ 6:23 AM

    I love grilled cheese sammies and this on has so much flavor… Lori this one sound AMAZING!

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    beth w — August 6, 2013 @ 6:41 AM

    extra sharp cheddar paired with crisp, sweet apple slices–watch out!

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    Linda K. — August 6, 2013 @ 6:50 AM

    It’s hard to choose. I once ate an obnoxious amount of Manchengo… I also like cheese with peppers.

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    valerie — August 6, 2013 @ 7:02 AM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tasted is Holland Seed cheese. It’s an absolute favorite of mine!

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    Angie — August 6, 2013 @ 7:29 AM

    I love any and all cheeses but Brie is my favorite.

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    Jenn — August 6, 2013 @ 7:47 AM

    To pick just one cheese out to be a crime. I love them all. Real parmesan, Brie, and some quality cheddar. Oh too many to choose.

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    gina @ skinnytaste — August 6, 2013 @ 8:30 AM

    Looks phenominal!!!

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    Sharon b — August 6, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

    That looks amazing!

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    LAKENYA JACOBS — August 6, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

    MY favorite kind of chesses smoked Gruyère cheese I love it on a whole wheat cracker with a slice of salami :)

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    Jamie J — August 6, 2013 @ 1:14 PM

    I love! saute mushrooms and caramelized onions–and on a grilled cheese–WOW! the cheeses look so good and would make a great gift for my Dad’s upcoming birthday

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    Crystal Brown — August 6, 2013 @ 3:09 PM

    Great grilled cheese recipe. My favorite cheese is Brie.

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    Tommy — August 6, 2013 @ 6:46 PM

    Gruyere always

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    Shawna — August 6, 2013 @ 7:20 PM

    White sharp cheddar cheese!

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    ShannonLcC — August 6, 2013 @ 9:51 PM

    Smoked Cheddar is by far the best flavor of cheese! Lately I’ve been addicted to regular flavored cheese curds.. They are all soo good!!

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    Dezi A — August 6, 2013 @ 9:52 PM

    Haven’t tried a huge variety but I do love Pepperjack!

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    Margot C — August 6, 2013 @ 11:18 PM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tasted was a Gruyere; I think simply because I had never had it before and the nuttiness of it just bowled me over

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — August 7, 2013 @ 8:34 AM

    I love brie cheese! It’s a favorite of mine :)

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    Karla G — August 7, 2013 @ 3:46 PM

    I like all sorts of cheeses, but a good baby swiss is fantastic

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    Carol Luciano — August 7, 2013 @ 4:56 PM

    One of the best cheeses is a Monteray Jack we had not so long ago. But we’re cheese lovers here and they are all delicious.. :)
    Carol L

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    Carol Luciano — August 7, 2013 @ 4:59 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    Great pictures too. :)
    Carol L

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    Natasha — August 7, 2013 @ 8:47 PM

    I love all cheese but good ole fashioned sharp cheddar is my favorite!

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    Heather — August 8, 2013 @ 7:25 AM

    I like a nice smoked cheddar!

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    Faleen Fedol — August 8, 2013 @ 7:42 AM

    I love cheese and have tried many types but i never realized that there were so many varieties with inclusions as you have to offer. These looks wonderful.

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    Christine — August 8, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

    We eat a lot of grilled cheese! One of my faves is rye bread with fontina cheese and roasted red pepper with a good olive oil. Simple but tastes delicious.

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    Amy L — August 8, 2013 @ 3:02 PM

    The best cheese I’ve ever tasted was an Irish cheddar. I tried it at Jungle Jim’s grocery emporium in the Cincinnati area. They have more varieties of cheese (and so many other things) than I’ve ever seen anywhere else.

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    Louis — August 8, 2013 @ 4:26 PM

    Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan.

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    Meryl — August 8, 2013 @ 4:28 PM

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I love Humboldt Fog.

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    Lisa Cornely — August 8, 2013 @ 5:21 PM

    Horseradish cheddar. That would make an awesome roast beef melt sandwich. I have got to try those cheeses. They all sound wonderful.

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    Karen — August 9, 2013 @ 8:45 AM

    We love cheese! Wouldn’t want to live without it!

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    Row — August 9, 2013 @ 9:14 AM

    I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and this one looks incredible. Will have to make this one soon… thanks! :)

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    Whitney — August 10, 2013 @ 8:13 AM

    Aged gouda – with the crystals. Sublime. Followed by anything from Cowgirl Creamery.

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    Jennie — August 10, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

    That grilled cheese sandwich looks divine!

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    Alida — August 10, 2013 @ 7:49 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever met a cheese I didn’t like, but nothing beats a good sharp cheddar. And I have to say, I’m not a sandwich person, but I have to have this grilled cheese. It looks heavenly!

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    Kristin — August 10, 2013 @ 8:47 PM

    I was called ‘Pond-Hopper’…it was a cheddar from England and it was so sharp and creamy….loved it!

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    meredith — August 11, 2013 @ 6:54 PM

    I love pepper jack cheese!

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    Toni Porter — August 11, 2013 @ 8:34 PM

    While I’m always partial to havarti, I’d say the best is Great Midwest’s Cranberry Cheddar. I tried it last fall and fell in love with it!

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    monstergirlee — August 11, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

    I could never be a vegan. I love love love cheese so much.
    So many cheeses! I love a quesadilla with goat cheese and asiago cheese only. To DIE for.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — August 11, 2013 @ 10:41 PM

    My favorite cheese would have to be applewood smoked gruyere. Yum!

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    angela@spinachtiger — August 11, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

    It’s hard to pick a best. I think the Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam or Pierce Pt. is most memorable to me.

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    Kristen — August 11, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

    Nothing super fancy but I love a great Brie

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    Micky — August 12, 2013 @ 4:36 AM

    The best unique cheese flavor I’ve had is a truffle infused white cheese and a merlot infused cheddar.

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    Sandy Coughlin — August 12, 2013 @ 6:48 AM

    Oh yum! I like adding avocado to my grilled cheese. So tasty!

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    Lucy — August 12, 2013 @ 5:40 PM

    Havarti! With a nice wine. :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 12, 2013 @ 8:04 PM

    This just may be the most glorious grilled cheese sandwich I have ever laid eyes on!

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    Rieneke — August 14, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

    Just made this sandwich, I had to make some adjustments in regards to the cheese, because we don’t have that kind of cheese here in the Netherlands. I added smoked pepper cheese and the sandwich turned out great! Thanks for yet another lovely recipe!