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Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

A delicious and simple grilled cheese sandwich made with flavourful rich cheese and sweet fig jam.  Gooey and delicious!

I’m so excited to be partnering with the Dairy Farmers of Canada over the upcoming year, as I feature a Canadian ‘Cheese of the Month’!  Many people don’t realize that Canada has an exceptional range of award winning cheeses from different regions all across the country, so I’m excited to be able share a new and delicious Canadian cheese with you each month.

This month’s feature cheese is Heidi from The Farm House Natural Cheeses, a family farm located in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.  Heidi is an aged firm cheese with deep and rich flavours.  Similar to Gruyere, Heidi is a fabulous melting cheese, making it perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches!

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

Is there any food more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich?  All warm and gooey with delicious melted cheese?  It’s the food great memories were made from.  I loved them as a kid, and I love them now as an adult, the only difference is that I like my grilled cheese a little more fancy.  Is fancy the right word?  I mean, a classic cheddar cheese grilled cheese sandwich on white bread can’t be beat, but I do love to try new cheeses and toppings.

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

I was inspired to make this fig jam and Heidi grilled cheese sandwich after a recent visit with my parents.  For lunch one day my mom set out some crackers, fig jam and cheese for a snack, and I absolutely loved the flavour of the fig jam with the cheese.  Since then, I haven’t been able to get this delicious pairing out of my mind.  So when this Heidi cheese showed up at my door with the suggestion that it was perfect for grilled cheese, I knew just what kind of sandwich I wanted to make.

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

Just grate some cheese, spread on fig jam and you have a delicious grilled cheese sandwich the whole family will love!  The rich creaminess of this Heidi cheese pairs perfectly with fig jam.  They are a flavour match made in heaven.

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

So delicious.


Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

A delicious and simple grilled cheese sandwich made with flavourful rich cheese and sweet fig jam. Gooey and delicious!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x


  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fig jam
  • 2/3 cup shredded Heidi cheese ((divided))


  1. Preheat your griddle to a low/medium heat.
  2. Butter the outsides of the 4 pieces of bread.
  3. Spread a tablespoon of fig jam onto the inside of one piece of bread.
  4. Add 1/3 of the shredded cheese, then cover with the other piece of bread.
  5. Repeat for the second sandwich.
  6. Cook the grilled cheese sandwiches on each side for about 3-5 minutes each side, until they are nice and golden brown.  I like to flip the sandwich often so it doesn’t burn.
  7. Serve right away.  Enjoy!

Keywords: fancy grilled cheese, grilled cheese recipe, grilled cheese with figs

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

About Heidi

  • Tasting Notes:  Heidi reaches its peak at one year, with deep and rich flavours paired with grassy notes.
  • Pairs Well With:  White chocolate, pale ales and a light red wine such as Merlot.  YES please.
  • Awards:  2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix in the Firm Cheese category

Have a delicious day!

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.  I will be working with Dairy Farmers of Canada over the next year to bring you some delicious recipe ideas that I have created!  This recipe, all pictures and words are my own.  I love cheese. 😉

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  • Reply
    May 2, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Oh this looks so delicious! and you put a big smile on my face Jo … remembering that day …

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      May 2, 2017 at 8:48 AM

      It was such a great day! I feel so lucky to have been able to spend some alone time with you guys! xo

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    May 2, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Fig Jam and Cheese is my new fav. Had a pizza with it and bacon the other day at my local Brew Pub. NOMNOMNOMNOM

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    Tiffany @ myDIRT
    May 2, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Pinned this for later! I love grilled cheese and omg, with fig jam! YES! Ok, now I’m hungry again!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    May 2, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Fig jam is so good and I bet even better when combined on a buttery grilled cheese sandwich with a gooey melty cheese! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner 🙂 Looks fabulous!

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      May 2, 2017 at 2:46 PM

      It really is so great with cheese! And I agree, I could eat a grilled cheese any time of day!

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    Amanda (Peppers & Pennies)
    May 4, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Oh I am so sad I finished all my Heidi. Now I am just looking at everyone’s pictures and remembering how delicious and ooey gooey it was. I love figs so I bet the Heidi paired with a fig preserve would just be amazing.

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    May 5, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    I don’t even know what to say *drool* OMG.

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    May 7, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    OMG, Jo-Anna! I love fig jam and this is such a great creation using Heidi cheese! Seriously, I want to whip up a batch of jam now so I can enjoy this 🙂

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    May 8, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    I love how simple this recipe is but the flavours are sweet and complex!

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    May 10, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Hmmmm, I’ve never tried this combo but I know I’ll love it. Figs and cheese-what’s not to like? That’s for the foodie inspiration!

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    December 5, 2018 at 6:13 AM

    Grilled cheese looks so yummy

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