Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Over the decades this humble sandwich has evolved from basic American processed cheese to countless adaptations.
We love that both honey and vinegar are popular condiments often used in newer versions of this classic. Visit our Facebook to see some delicious examples. But, before you do, here are some quick tips that will guarantee the best grilled cheese every time:
- Preheat the griddle and use medium low heat.
- For a perfectly toasted sandwich, lightly brush melted butter on outside of bread.
- Never skimp on the bread; use best quality and not too thick.
- Use easy-melting cheeses (no worry, there are many to choose from!)
- Shred or grate the cheese.
- When ready to cook, it’s best that cheese is at room temperature.
- Cheese should be evenly distributed on the bread.
- After the first ‘flip,’ press with a tool, like a spatula, heatproof plate or cake pan to get that crispy, golden-brown crust.
In honor of Grilled Cheese Month, we’re super-excited to offer this giveaway (ending April 21st) that includes our honey crème and vinegar, a Boska cheese grater and a fabulous recipe book, “Grilled Cheese, Please” by cheese expert and author Laura Werlin. One of the country’s foremost authorities on cheese, Laura is a James Beard award-winning author of six books on the subject. We hope you’ll visit Laura’s website to learn more – http://www.laurawerlin.com/books. We also hope you’ll enter our giveaway (click HERE). And please do share with all the other honey and cheese lovers you know. Best luck!
Grilled Cheese Giveaway – from 4/17 – 4/21
Spring and Easter celebrate the season of renewal in body, mind and the spirit. For many of us, there’s a strong urge to focus on feeling healthy, fit—re-energize—and get the most out of this beautiful time of year. We’re delighted to once again partner with single subject author, Cal Orey, who has written a comprehensive book on olive oil. In The Healing Powers of Olive Oil you’ll learn everything there is to know about this “liquid gold,” from facts (did you know that the olive is a fruit?), to health values, and best ways to integrate into your menu plan.
A classic combination is olive oil and vinegar. Our pure Balsamic Honey Vinegar adds a unique delicate sweet-tart touch to marinades, dressings, pan sauces and more. It’s also sulfite-free, so those who are sensitive can fully enjoy this flavorful and versatile ingredient pairing. Fragrant Olive Oil Rosemary & Honey Balsamic Marinade recommends first-pressing extra virgin olive oil. Its spicy and robust green grassy notes compliment the equally ample flavors of rosemary and mustard. Balsamic honey vinegar along with a touch of citrus balances their boldness beautifully, making it ideal for lamb, pork and salmon.
On April 1st, we invite you to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Cal Orey’s book along with a bottle of our award-winning Balsamic Honey Vinegar and Serrano Chile Honey Vinegar, a $38 value. Giveaway ends Midnight, April 8th. Click Giveaway image below. It will take you to our Facebook page for entry. Best luck, and have a Happy Spring!
We’re excited to share that there are some changes coming to our website soon, including new flavors! In the meantime, we hope you’ll continue to visit Honey Bee Blog for interesting articles about the world’s hardest working and most social insect, the honeybee, updates on the honey industry, plus fabulous recipes, giveaways, guest blog posts and more. Thank you! Leeanne Goetz, Owner – Honey Ridge Farms – and beekeeper’s daughter.