The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese SandwichEver since I went on a Wisconsin cheese tour last summer I’ve made it a point to try a larger variety of the many amazing cheeses that my home state offers. Recently I was at the grocery store and saw that Carr Valley Cheese Company produces something that they refer to as “Bread Cheese.”

Seeing this cheese really got me thinking. What if I were to make a grilled cheese sandwich that used this cheese in place of bread? A grilled cheese sandwich that was 100% cheese! I had no idea if it would even work, but right on the packaging Carr Valley actually recommends sautéing this cheese in a skillet. Plus, the cheese is already partially baked in an oven — hence the dark brown spots on it — so I figured it would be worth a shot.

I started off by heating up some oil in a pan and cutting the block of bread cheese in half. I added a few slices of Cheddar cheese to the middle of my sandwich and sautéd it for a couple minutes on each side. It turned out way better than I even expected. The bread cheese softened up a bit, but completely kept its shape, while the Cheddar melted perfectly in the middle. Long story short, the sandwich was delicious!

Seriously, if I didn’t have a heart attack after eating this 100% cheese grilled cheese sandwich I’m just going to have to assume that I’m invincible. I still made an extra trip to the gym the next day though just in case….

63 Comments on The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  1. Chad
    February 7, 2013 at 11:33 am (11 years ago)

    This is the kind of thing my daughter would love & my father-in-law would hate.

  2. AJ
    February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG! I would totally have to eat this over the weekend. If I ate it during the week there’s no way i’d make it to work the next day…

  3. @FredKiesche
    February 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm (11 years ago)


  4. @rockstety
    February 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm (11 years ago)


  5. @PFF_Dan
    February 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm (11 years ago)

    This is what our forefathers had in mind. God bless the U.S.A.

  6. Dave Falconer (@davefalconer)
    February 8, 2013 at 9:41 am (11 years ago)

    I bet this would work great using haloumi…

  7. @annecayer
    February 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm (11 years ago)


  8. HeavyG
    February 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm (11 years ago)

    One could do the same thing with a couple slices of halloumi as the “bread” and whatever melty cheese as the center.

    Halloumi grills nicely but doesn’t soften so the melted cheese would tend to squirt right out as you bite so that might be problematic though.

  9. @tdechant
    February 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm (11 years ago)

    A grilled cheese sandwich made of 100% cheese. Because bread is for suckers.

  10. @aliszewski
    February 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm (11 years ago)

    We did it people. We’ve eradicated the plague known as bread.

  11. CyborgSam
    February 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks a lot, I’m dieting and have a stomach bug…

    In the early 80s I had a girlfriend whose 12yo kid loved “grilled cheese.” Grilled Cheese defined as two slices of Wonder Bread with American cheese heated in the microwave. Bleech…

  12. @trueparallels
    February 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Grilled cheese’s ultimate form.

  13. @Colleenky
    February 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm (11 years ago)

    All. Cheese. Grilled. Cheese. I’m at a loss for words.

  14. Jen
    February 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm (11 years ago)

    This is incredible. And now I need grilled cheese. I’ve never heard of “bread cheese” before – what exactly is it and what does it taste like?

  15. @tomkuhlmann
    February 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm (11 years ago)

    This is the grilled cheese sandwich mother lode.

  16. Vanessa
    February 9, 2013 at 12:23 am (11 years ago)

    It’s also good if you slice it, fry it in a bit of butter, and dip it in syrup. There’s another company that makes bread cheese with jalapeños. You can buy it at Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee (along with fresh curds).

  17. @bsteinbach
    February 9, 2013 at 12:14 am (11 years ago)

    Grilling cheese used as bread for a grilled cheese sandwich! Genius!!!!

  18. Noz
    February 9, 2013 at 2:19 am (11 years ago)

    Dietary fat has very little or no effect on blood cholesterol. Eating this won’t give you a heart attack, in fact it’s probably better for you than using bread.

  19. @snoogans
    February 9, 2013 at 2:26 am (11 years ago)


  20. @christiancable
    February 9, 2013 at 4:19 am (11 years ago)

    Hmmmmm sandwich …

  21. @oneguycoding
    February 9, 2013 at 8:08 am (11 years ago)

    Grilled cheese, literally.

  22. @Idiotkicker
    February 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm (11 years ago)


  23. @ZubaZ21
    February 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm (11 years ago)

    How can this not be good?
    (Please note I did not say “Good for me” because it may not be that at all.)

  24. @thebakerruns
    February 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Anyone know where to get “bread cheese” in KW? I’m craving a heart attack.

  25. Ralphie
    February 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm (11 years ago)

    Quick calorie estimate of 2640! Nice!

  26. @izzymd
    February 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm (11 years ago)

    I know this is terrible in every way possible, but YES

  27. Nancy
    February 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm (11 years ago)

    “Dip it in your coffee.” Whaaa?

  28. Poco
    February 10, 2013 at 12:32 am (11 years ago)

    Looks awesome but… American cheese? blargh…

    • Nick
      February 10, 2013 at 12:34 am (11 years ago)

      Yeah, it was all I had in my refrigerator at the time so I had to make due, ha ha.

  29. @ihatematt
    February 10, 2013 at 12:36 am (11 years ago)


    • Mr. Mike (@accordion256)
      September 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm (11 years ago)

      Make sure you have some beans handy afterwards. They’ll clean you out. Chili, Black Bean Soup, Lentil Soup, whatever. Just make sure it has lots of beans and fiber. You will need it.

  30. @tmbgrbf
    February 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Seriously? A breadless grilled cheese sandwich?

  31. @Calzo
    February 11, 2013 at 3:59 am (11 years ago)

    This rivals the Scottish delicacy of deep fried mars bars.

  32. @BerenWeil
    February 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm (11 years ago)

    This world is an amazing place, for certain.

  33. @stefthepef
    February 15, 2013 at 9:59 am (11 years ago)

    This is the greatest grilled cheese I’ve ever seen.

  34. John Burkett
    February 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm (11 years ago)


  35. @BeechersSeattle
    February 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Dude! This is some seriously cheesy #grilledcheese!

  36. @nlasmus
    February 19, 2013 at 3:29 am (11 years ago)

    I’m hungry & I want one now!

  37. @HenrikTemp
    February 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm (11 years ago)


  38. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee
    February 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm (11 years ago)

    reminds me of saganaki (fried greek cheese). must find this bread chese

  39. Rick
    February 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Looks good, but a 100% cheese sandwich… eating too many of these colon cloggers would be bad news haha

  40. Soozin
    February 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Cheese-zilla!!! I would use english chedder with caramelized onions (at Trader Joe’s) instead of American (I’m addicted) tho…but the rest is perfect!

  41. @smylie
    February 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, my.

  42. @DonaldMick
    February 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm (11 years ago)

    All cheese grilled cheese. ALL OF MY WANT.

  43. Laura @ Backstage Balance
    February 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Nick, you are my hero. Nice job with this!

    • Nick
      February 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks Laura! Just wait until you see what I have planned as a follow up!

  44. Danny
    February 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm (11 years ago)

    I just made two of them. But I used Velvetta. Marvelous idea, it cam out great!

  45. @DrewAScarantino
    February 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my gosh I just died and went to heaven.

  46. @katekudish
    February 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm (11 years ago)

    i want one.

  47. @DrBoondoc
    March 3, 2013 at 7:48 am (11 years ago)

    I’m trying to make this as soon as I find the cheese

  48. Jude
    March 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)

    So I had a similar sandwich recently made from fresh tasty cheese from Kenilworth Cheeses (Queensland Australia). Cut two slabs of cheese, place fresh raw butter and fresh raw sauerkraut in between. Divine……..
    You don’t need to eat for 24 hours after one of these 🙂

  49. @sleepyat830
    March 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m kind of grossed out by this. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s awesome. Where can I get one?

  50. Qualia
    April 12, 2013 at 7:38 am (11 years ago)

    They have the exact equivalent of bread cheese in Finland: Leipäjuusto
    They eat with jam on top of it, but I guess nothing could prevent us from adding more cheese

  51. Nicole
    April 12, 2013 at 7:33 pm (11 years ago)

    Please tell me: What grocery store did you find this at? I went to the Carr Valley Cheese website and the cheapest shipping option is $15.29! No way…

    • Nick
      April 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm (11 years ago)

      I believe it was Pick ‘n Save, but I don’t remember because I always go to all different grocery stores. Otherwise I know that some Whole Foods locations and some Sam’s Club stores have it as well. Woodman’s has a pretty gigantic cheese selection so I’d guess that they might sell it too.

  52. Sam
    April 29, 2013 at 3:19 am (11 years ago)

    Less amazing – grilled bread filled with bread.

  53. Mr. Mike (@accordion256)
    October 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm (11 years ago)

    I resawed the brick in half so it makes 2 sandwiches. If you don’t have access to a food grade bandsaw, a tomato knife works well too. Per my kids request, I used cheddar and provolone for the melty cheese. When eating this, you must watch

  54. Kellie
    November 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm (10 years ago)

    That looks amazing. If only they would put them in stores down here in Texas. I checked the website and the shipping cost is astronomical. So for now I can only dream about this magnificent creation.

  55. NoraSparx
    April 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Juusto!! LOVE this stuff! I was raised in northern MN, surrounded by Scandinavians, and “squeaky cheese” was (and still is) abundant.

    I’ve had it the traditional way – warmed in the oven until soft on the inside, and served with jam or syrup – but never thought to turn it into a FREAKIN’ GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH.

    Well done, sir!

  56. Mr Mike
    April 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Instead of a melty cheese as the filling, how about a bacon weave?

    • L
      November 1, 2019 at 1:50 pm (4 years ago)

      A piece of bread as the filling.


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