A classic grilled cheese sandwich with an orange twist.

Orange Zest Grilled Cheese on plate

A grilled cheese sandwich can be anything you want it to be.

It can be a simple old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich made with white bread and Velveeta cheese.

Or a grilled cheese can be a fancy grilled cheese sandwich roll-up or made with other ingredients like smoked gouda and artichokes, roasted asparagus and tomato, or even with crispy onion rings.

I came across a grilled cheese sandwich at a restaurant that was made with orange zest and it was so delicious.

It was such a unique idea to add orange zest that I just had to make it myself.

Orange Zest Grilled Cheese on plate

In this orange zest grilled cheese recipe there are 3 types of cheese; string cheese, crumbled blue cheese, and Gouda cheese.

But that’s not all.

This sandwich is grilled on the BBQ which gives it a toasty crunch, a hint of smoky flavor, and fun grill marks on the bread.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Zest from an orange, crumbled blue cheese, sliced Gouda cheese, string cheese, butter, and your favorite sandwich bread (I used sourdough bread)

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Heat the grill on medium heat.

Orange Zest on Cutting Board

Then zest an orange…

String Cheese on Plate

…peel the string cheese, and

Sliced Gouda Cheese on plate

…slice the gouda cheese.

Butter on bread slices on plate

Next, spread softened butter on both sides of each piece of bread.

Sliced Bread on Grill

To a preheated grill, add the buttered slices of bread.

Sliced Bread on Grill

Cook until there are light grill marks on one side (about 4 minutes) then turn the pieces of bread over.

String Cheese on Bread on grill

To each of the sides of the bread with the grill marks, add string cheese,

Blue Cheese on Bread on grill

…blue cheese,

Cheese and Orange Zest on Bread

…orange zest,

Grilled Cheese on Grill

…and sliced Gouda cheese.

Door Closed on BBQ Grill

Then close the lid on the BBQ until the cheese is melted and there are grill marks on the bread that is grill-side down (about 5 minutes).

For Serving:

Grilled Cheese on Grill

Next, turn one of the pieces of bread with the melted cheese over onto another piece of bread with melted cheese to make a sandwich.

Repeat for the remaining 2 slices of bread with melted cheese.

Grilled Cheese on Grill

Then,

Grilled Cheese on Grill

…brush melted butter on to the top and bottom pieces of bread for each sandwich.

Grilled Cheese on Cutting Board

Serve right away while warm.

Grilled Cheese on Plate

And enjoy.

Grilled Cheese on Plate

It’s really good.

Grilled Cheese on Plate

Bite of Grilled Cheese on Plate

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Orange Zest Grilled Cheese

3-Cheese and Orange Zest Grilled Cheese

A classic grilled cheese sandwich with an orange twist.
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Ingredients

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • 4 slices of bread (sourdough, white or wheat)
  • 3 individually wrapped (3 ounces each) string cheese sticks peeled in strips
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 ounces sliced Gouda cheese
  • 4 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons butter (salted) softened

For the Melted Butter Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon butter (salted) melted

Equipment

  • Barbecue Grill

Instructions

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

  • Heat the BBQ grill on medium heat.  
  • Spread softened butter on both sides of each piece of bread.
  • To the preheated grill, add the buttered slices of bread.
  • Cook until there are light grill marks on one side (about 4 minutes) then turn the pieces of bread over. 
  • To each of the sides of the bread with the grill marks, add string cheese, blue cheese, orange zest, and sliced Gouda cheese.
  • Then close the lid on the BBQ until the cheese is melted and there are grill marks on the bread that is grill-side down (about 5 minutes).

For Serving:

  • In a small bowl, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside for just a moment. 
  • Next, turn one of the pieces of bread with the melted cheese over onto another piece of bread with melted cheese to make a sandwich. 
    Repeat for the remaining 2 slices of bread with melted cheese.
  • Then brush melted butter on to the top and bottom pieces of bread for each sandwich.
  • Serve right away while warm.