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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.

Heidi from The Farm House Natural Cheeses

The perfect grilled cheese sandwich cheese!

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 Gruyère. Heidi is a fabulous melting cheese, making it perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches!

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

The ultimate comfort food!

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

Fig jam + cheese = delicious.

Grate the 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 the sweetness of the fig jam. They are a flavour match made in heaven.

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

So delicious.

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

Cheese Option:

If you don’t have access to Heidi cheese, you can use Gruyère or Swiss cheese.

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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

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About Heidi Cheese

  • 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

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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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14 Comments

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!