Growing up I can remember my grandmother coming to stay with us and she loved making grilled pimento and cheese sandwiches. She would get pretty creative and put slices of avocado or caramelized onions on them . One of my favorite combinations was adding a little bit of pepper jelly. The sweet and spicy jelly mixed with the creamy pimento and cheese was to die for. For this ultimate grilled cheese I used my Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese and it was the best grilled cheese I have ever had.
While you can use any pimento and cheese I highly recommend making your own for the best results . Seriously , this warm gooey goodness will make it worth it! I am going to give you a few tips on how to get the results while making this grilled cheese.
Make your pimento and cheese ahead of time . Right before you are ready to make your grilled cheese fry your favorite bacon and set aside.
Always, I repeat always use real butter when making a grilled cheese. Bringing both the butter and pimento and cheese to room temperature , it will make it easier to spread. I keep a butter dish on my counter all the time with butter . Spread a little butter on your favorite bread ,place butter side down in a warmed skillet on low heat. Spread a little pepper jelly, then smoked gouda pimento cheese and bacon. Top with another piece of buttered bread. Let that side grill and carefully flip over.
Place a lid on top of your skillet .
Let grill until it is warm and gooey .
Enjoy with a nice glass of sweet tea !