Outside of BBQ, grilled cheese sandwiches are a family favorite and a serious comfort food. My wife and I are constantly trying to one up each other. Here’s my current favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cedar Grilling Planks
  • 2 Blocks of Wildwood Cherry Smoking Blocks
  • 4 slices White Bread
  • 4 slices thick-cut Bacon
  • Gouda Cheese, sliced
  • Sharp Cheddar, sliced
  • 1 Honeycrisp Apple, thinly sliced

Chef's Tip

To mix things up, you can experiment with different cheese combinations!

Directions:

  1. Set up your grill for indirect grilling and add the Cherry smoking blocks. Close lid.
  2. As your grill is coming up to temperature, soak your planks in hot water for about 15 minutes.
  3. Place them on the grill and close the lid. Wait about 5 minutes. Assemble your sandwiches open-face style, because we want that smoke to penetrate the cheese. Close the lid.
  4. Wait about 15 minutes, and the cheese should be melting.
  5. Layer the bacon on one side and the apple on the other. Close the lid and wait about 5 minutes.
  6. Open the lid and assemble your sandwich. I like to then put the sandwiches directly on the grill and put grill marks on the grilled cheese.

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Cedar Grilling Planks