This Blueberry Balsamic Grilled Cheese takes your grilled cheese game to a new level, with fresh berries, goat cheese, prosciutto, and arugula!
What’s the difference between a grilled cheese and a panini? The first time I went to Italy I ordered a panini, beyond excited to try my first authentic Italian grilled sandwich. And what did I get? A regular ole cold sandwich. Because apparently “panini” simply means “sandwich” in Italian. So when did the American “panini” transform into a strictly grilled WITH GRILL LINES sandwich? And is that the only stipulation for meeting the qualifications for a “panini”?
In an effort to remain politically correct (and because I do not own a “panini maker”) , we’re going to call this delicious melted goodness a grilled cheese…a fresh blueberry + balsamic mayo + goat cheese + more cheese + arugula + prosciutto grilled cheese sandwich.
- 2 slices bread a good thick kind
- 1 to 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp goat cheese
- ¼ cup fresh arugula
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 slices prosciutto
- 1 slice mellow white cheese like havarti or mozzarella
- 1 Tbsp light mayo
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix together all sauce ingredients.
- Lightly spread olive oil onto outward facing side of each piece of bread.
- Layer on the filling ingredients in this order (to keep it all from falling out): ½ balsamic mayo mix, spread on goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto, blueberries, white cheese, ½ balsamic mayo mix.
- Grill on medium heat for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until everything is melted and hot.
- Turn up the heat to medium/high and cook about 30 seconds on both sides, or until light brown and crisp.
- Eat immediately after cooking to avoid the bread becoming soggy!