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3-Cheese & Orange Zest Grilled Cheese

A grilled twist to a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

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 it can be a fancy grilled cheese sandwich roll-up, or made with all kinds of goodies like smoked gouda and artichokes, roasted asparagus and tomato, or even with crispy onion rings on the inside.

I came across a grilled cheese sandwich at a restaurant that had orange zest in it.

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

Grilled Cheese and Orange Zest

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 super delicious 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)

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

Here’s how to make it.

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

…slice the gouda cheese.

Butter on Bread

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

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

Blue Cheese on Bread

…blue cheese,

Cheese and Orange Zest on Bread

…orange zest,

Grilled Cheese on Grill

…and sliced Gouda cheese.

Door Closed on 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

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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Orange Zest Grilled Cheese

3-Cheese & Orange Zest Grilled Cheese

A grilled twist to a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

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

For the Melted Butter Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

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.  
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6 Comments

  1. Yum! Love these gooey sandwiches…what a great idea to add the orange zest, that sounds super delicious!

  2. On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love this post so I’m featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I look forward to seeing what you create next…

    • Hi Javelin, so glad you like it. And thank you very much in advance for featuring this post in your roundup!

  3. Oh, my…I LOVE the idea of blue cheese and orange zest…brilliant!