The Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger

The Bread Cheese Bacon Double CheeseburgerLast month I came up with the idea for a grilled cheese sandwich that was made completely out of cheese. I absolutely loved it, but it’s always tough guessing how other people will react to the ridiculous stuff I make.

In this case though it appears that everyone else that saw the sandwich approved of it as well, as stories about it started popping up all over the place on sties like Boing Boing, RedditFoodbeast, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and more. Culture Magazine and Bon Appétit Magazine even wrote about it. Clearly some sort of follow-up creation was necessary….

My original plan for the sequel was to make a bacon cheeseburger that used two of my 100% cheese grilled cheese sandwiches as the bun — something similar to the Clock Stopper Burger that I wrote about back in 2011. Carr Valley Cheese Company was even nice enough to send me some more of their Bread Cheese to help make my dream a reality. Then, that same day, I received an email from another Wisconsin cheesemaker named named Joe, who works for Brunkow Cheese. Joe offered to send me some of their Bread Cheese, and when I saw that they produced a variety that incorporated smoked bacon into the cheese there was no way I could refuse.

Since I now had Bread Cheese from two separate companies to use as part of my bacon cheeseburger I obviously had only one option — use them both, turn it into a double cheeseburger and add a third grilled cheese sandwich in the middle! A few days later my second box of cheese arrived and I got to work creating the Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger.

For the top and bottom grilled cheese sandwiches I used the smoked bacon Bread Cheese — or Brun-uusto as they call it — from Brunkow Cheese. The middle grilled cheese once again consisted of the same Carr Valley Bread Cheese that I used for my original sandwich. Rounding things out were two 1/3 pound ground beef patties — also topped with cheese — and a total of six slices of bacon. I’m not sure exactly how much my burger actually weighed, but after holding it with one hand for a couple minutes as I snapped some pictures my wrist actually started to hurt.

After I was done eating my burger — which was completely amazing in case you were wondering — I was talking to my buddy Curt and he decided to add up the amount of calories in it, which according to his calculations is 4,300. Upon hearing that I immediately came up with the genius idea of heading to the gym to start burning some of them off. I don’t know what exactly the burger did to my body, but I was already sweating before I even got there. After 15 minutes on the treadmill I was an absolute mess…. If you ever eat a 4,300 calorie cheeseburger DO NOT go to the gym immediately afterwards. This may be common sense for most of you, but apparently for me it isn’t. The burger was still totally worth it though.

Oh yeah, and as if my Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger wasn’t enough, check out all the cheese I’ve got left, including jalapeño, garlic and chipotle flavored Bread Cheese from Carr Valley and jalapeño, garlic and pizza style from Brunkow! This pretty much ensures that you can look forward to even more Bread Cheese related posts. Brunkow actually has a booth at Lollapalooza each year where they skewer, sear and serve up their Bread Cheese after drizzling it with condiments, so maybe I can convince them to share a few of their recipes with you guys.

27 Comments on The Bread Cheese Bacon Double Cheeseburger

  1. @MattGergeni
    March 11, 2013 at 10:17 am (2 years ago)

    The Bread Cheese Bac Doub. CB…best served with a side order of angiplasty :)

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  2. @Cassper_K
    March 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm (2 years ago)

    “If you ever eat a 4,300 calorie cheeseburger DO NOT go to the gym immediately afterwards”. Makes sense.

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  3. MRC58
    March 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    My heart stopped just reading about this.

    But it does look pretty tasty!

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    • whnrtf
      March 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Why? Does bread have some sort of magical quality that saves you from death that cheese doesn’t?

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  4. Bekah
    March 13, 2013 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

    Been following you for some time now. Imagine my surprise when my local radio station in Spokane WA was talking about this burger post. Well done!

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  5. @paulxharris
    March 13, 2013 at 11:56 am (2 years ago)

    Behold the Bacon Double Cheeseburger – hold the bun, use cheese instead. Oof!

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  6. J Harri
    March 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Really need to find somewhere in the UK I can get some bread cheese, any ideas?

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      • Kate
        March 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm (2 years ago)

        Haloumi would hold well too

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  7. Joe
    March 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm (2 years ago)

    J Harri, something similar to bread cheese in the UK is made at the Kappacasein stand in London’s Borough Market. They call it Bermondsey Frier.

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  8. @joshphilpot
    March 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I want this for my birthday

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  9. @unvegan
    March 14, 2013 at 1:54 am (2 years ago)

    Holy wow I want to eat this now (I’m a poet)

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  10. Christina
    March 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Look at all of that cheese! Almost speechless..

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    • Nick
      March 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Yeah, I might have gone just a bit overboard, ha ha. The bread cheese is so good though that it’s hard to stop!

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  11. @heldermira
    March 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Ron Swanson’s burger of choice?

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  12. Father John
    March 29, 2013 at 7:38 am (2 years ago)

    Oh Lord child have you no shame! Now you have sinned and you must repent. Come down Lord and strike this man for his arrogance.

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  13. Logan
    April 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I weigh 155 and I ate something bigger than that and still have a pulse. All in the metabolism.

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  14. Jon-Paul
    May 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm (1 year ago)

    I weigh about 200lbs so another few here and there can’t hurt :)

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  15. JANE CHILDERS
    January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm (10 months ago)

    HI NICK: JUST SURFING AND CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG. WHERE IS THAT BRUNKOW CHEESE PLACE LOCATED. THE CHEESE BREAD SOUNDS WONDERFUL!! I’M THE REAL “BURGER QUEEN” AND WOULD APPRECIATE A NEW SWING TO MY MOMADE BURGER. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR ENDEAVORS IN 2014 –JANE (MALLORY’S COUSIN)

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    • Nick
      January 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm (10 months ago)

      Hey Jane, Brunkow is in Darlington, Wisconsin, but you can find their cheese at certain stores with big cheese selections. The cheese from Carr Valley is probably a little easier to find, but both companies make awesome cheese.

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  16. jonny
    October 21, 2014 at 11:05 am (3 days ago)

    this is a disuse to all cheese buggers and you it will make you die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Nick Chipman
      October 21, 2014 at 11:07 am (3 days ago)

      On the plus side, if I was dead I wouldn’t have to read comments like this….

      Reply

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