Green Haze – Pesto Verde Gouda, sun-dried tomatoes, and Garlic Grilled Cheese

Halloween is right around the corner and i’ve been trying to come up with some spooky concoctions for a creepy new Halloween Grilled Cheese. Luckily for me, some of my amazing followers (thanks Susan and Mark!) hooked me up with some crazy green pesto gouda from Amsterdam.  It was really tasty and it works wonderfully for any late night munchie sesh’s and/or Halloween parties!

You gotta see this cheese before we start…. When I was handed this, I was like “WHAT!”.  I thought it was some weed laced cheese from some coffee shop that they smuggled in, but nah, it’s just some serious dank cheese that is colored from the pesto.  Coulda been a good story though.

Anyways, now it’s time for the other spooktacular ingredients:

– gouda pesto verde
– salted butter
– sliced garlic cloves (sauteed in olive oil)
– julienned sun-dried tomatoes
–  organic miche bread
–  garlic salt

GET THE EXACT MEASUREMENTS AND PRINTABLE RECIPE ON MY ABOUT.COM SANDWICH EXPERT PAGE HERE.

Once you have everything out, go ahead and put on two slices of the cheese on top of a slice of bread.  Once it melts, it’ll look like some goopy slimy mess. YAY!

 Then mix together the sauteed garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and sprinkle them on top.  The sundried tomatoes look like some bloody nastiness and the sauteed garlic looks like chunks of skin…Perfect for creeping everybody out!
Then add the last of the cheese.
Now it’s time for the topper. Add the other slice of miche on top.  This is the first time I’ve ever had organic miche and it was absolutely delicious! I got it at Amy’s Bread in Chelsea Market, and it’s a mix of wheat, rye, and sourdough, with a super dense middle and a crunchy crust.
Next, butter the bread, sprinkle on half the garlic salt, and turn your stove top to a medium low heat.
Before it’s all the way heated up, lay your sammie butter side down.  Then butter the other side and sprinkle with remaining garlic salt.   Each side will take approximately 3-4 minutes for the bread to brown.  Once browned, flip it!

When it’s like that on both sides, take it out of the pan and let it sit for a minute.  You’ll want to do this because the cheese gets super gooey and if you try and cut it, it’ll all ooze out.
Doesn’t it look like slime!? Eeeee! I love Halloween, it’s my favorite holiday and this is the perfect munchie for this time of year… and you don’t have to be high to enjoy it!
Happy Halloween, spook somebody!
xoxo,
GCS

16 comments

  1. I actually peeled the wax off of this cheese, I guess I should have put that in the instructions! It was a really dark, green, and thick wax but it left an imprint. I usually always take the wax off unless it's something like brie.

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