Cheddar, Manchego and Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

by on April 18, 2013

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I made Cheddar, Manchego and Sundried Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese on a bit of a whim (although grilled cheese at my house is never entirely unexpected :-)). Sometimes interesting things result when you open the fridge and explore a little. A little jar of sundried tomato pesto caught my eye and I immediately thought of the fabulous Cowgirl Creamery chipotle pesto grilled cheese I had up in San Francisco a week or so ago. Matched with tangy, buttery sharp cheddar and my favorite sheep’s milk manchego, the combination is a lot like grilled cheese and tomato soup…which is a pretty awesome combination. :-)

And, yes, my “good camera” is still in working order, and I promise I’ll use it again soon. But to be honest, it’s spur-of-the-moment, ooh-I’ve-got-to-capture-this Instagram pics like the one above that are speaking to me most these days. No setup, no tethering, no styling, no light bouncing…just good food, shared. That’s where I’m at right now. I hope you enjoy them too!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda April 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

Yum, sounds amazing!! Your photo is gorgeous!! :) Thank you for sharing! :)
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2 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective April 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

You had me at “Sundried Tomato Pesto!” 😉
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3 kita April 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

We don’t make grilled cheese nearly enough in my house. I want this sandwich so bad right now!
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4 Kathy Strahs April 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

You need to come to my house – we make grilled cheese way too often! :-)


5 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

I love pesto! This grilled cheese sounds fabulous, Kathy!
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6 Carolyn April 22, 2013 at 4:13 am

Chipotle Pesto cheese sounds awesome…as does your lovely grilled cheese combo here!
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7 shelly (cookies and cups) April 22, 2013 at 5:58 am

This might be the perfect sandwich.
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8 Jeanette April 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

My kids love sundried tomato pesto although I’ve never made grilled cheese with it. Love those spur of the moment pictures – I’m with you lately, simpler photos of food I’m cooking right now!
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9 Nutmeg Nanny April 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

This is absolutely mouth watering! This is the ultimate grilled cheese :) I
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10 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 23, 2013 at 12:47 am

Oh yes sundried tomatoes sounds perfect with the cheddar and manchego!
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11 Erika-Southern Souffle April 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

Sun dried Tomato Pesto.. yes please..
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12 Russell van Kraayenburg April 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Boy is this a delicious looking grilled cheese!
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13 Ryan May 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Where does one get or how can Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto be made?


14 Kathy Strahs May 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I found mine at the grocery store, next to the oil-packed sundried tomatoes.


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