“Traditional” Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Gruyere, The Red Witch, and Kaltbach Le Cremeux

This recipe is a gourmet interpretation of the traditional all-cheese grilled cheese sandwich. Switzerland is well known for their complex, savory, often nutty alpine cheeses, which are widely accepted as some of the best melting cheeses available on the planet. Besides a touch of butter for the bread, these cheeses speak loudly enough to carry on a conversation throughout the entire flavor experience!

Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices Sourdough Bread (or your own bread of choice)
  • ¼ cup Gruyere, shredded
  • ¼ cup The Red Witch, shredded
  • ¼ cup Kaltbach Le Cremeux, shredded
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


  1. Heat the broiler of your oven, making sure the rack is set about 8 inches below the broiling element.

  2. In a small bowl, toss together the shredded cheese, making sure it’s evenly mixed.

  3. Place both slices of bread on a baking sheet and spread half the shredded cheese on each slice of bread.

  4. Place the baking sheet in the oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

  5. While you’re waiting for the cheese to melt, preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

  6. Once the cheese is melted, remove it from the oven and place the slices of bread together, with the cheese inside.

  7. Apply a light layer of butter to the top and bottom surfaces of the sandwich.

  8. Place sandwich in pre-heated skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned on one side; flip over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the other side is lightly browned.

  9. Remove from heat. Slice and serve.

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