Cooper Sharp Apricot and Spinach Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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When it comes to dressing up your grilled cheese, one of our favorite ways is to add a little sweet to the savory. And there’s not much that’s lighter, more refreshing and just plain tastier than pairing your grilled cheese with apricot. That sweet, tart flavor combines with the sharpness of Cooper Cheese in ways one could only describe as magical. Maybe mystical. Even mythical. Try this Cooper Sharp Apricot and Spinach Grilled Cheese Sandwich and you may find you’ve got a new favorite spin on this classic comfort food.

INGREDIENTS

8 slices brioche bread (try a cinnamon or apple if your local market has it)
8 slices Cooper Sharp White cheese
4-8 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves
2 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS

Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat.

Butter 4 slices of bread. Turn slices over and spread the non-buttered side of all 4 slices with apricot preserves. Set aside.

Butter one side of the 4 remaining slices of bread. Lay each of the 4 butter-only slices, buttered side down, onto the skillet. Add 2 slices Cooper Cheese, crisscrossed to make an X on each sandwich. Add a layer of spinach leaves. Top each sandwich with the remaining 4 slices of bread, apricot side down and buttered side up.

Grill sandwiches until bottom bread is golden brown, or about 2-4 minutes. Carefully flip sandwiches and grill another 2-4 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. If needed, you can cover the sandwiches with a metal bowl to speed the melting process.

Remove sandwiches from heat, serve and enjoy!