Cooper Sharp Lobster Grilled Cheese

Melt Melt MELT 2 2 SERVES: 2

Lobster is an all-time favorite food, not so much because it’s a weird-looking monster from the depths of the sea, but because good lobster’s got such a sweet, buttery, delicate flavor. Which is a perfect complement to the sharp goodness of Cooper Cheese. All of that and the comforting, indulgent goodness of a grilled cheese sandwich makes this a dish you definitely don’t want to pass up. It truly is a beautiful thing.

INGREDIENTS

For the seasoning blend:
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon celery salt

For the sandwiches:
4 slices artisan or country-style bread
1/2 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces cooked lobster meat, chopped into 1/4-inch chunks
8 slices Cooper Sharp White cheese
fresh spinach leaves

Optional side:
Boston baked beans, prepared according to package directions (serve hot or cold)

DIRECTIONS

Prepare seasoning blend by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Season the cooked lobster evenly with the seasoning blend and set aside.

In a microwave, melt the butter, heating about 30 seconds. Set aside.

Butter 1 side of each piece of bread. Place 2 slices of bread on preparation area, buttered side down. Add 2 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese to each slice of bread. Layer a few spinach leaves on top of the cheese. Portion the seasoned lobster meat equally onto both sandwiches. Add 2 more slices of Cooper Cheese to each sandwich, then cap them off with the remaining 2 slices of bread, buttered side up.

Heat a medium skillet or griddle to 350°F and add some of the melted butter.

When the skillet or griddle is warm, grill the sandwiches for 3-4 minutes or until brown. Flip the sandwiches and continue to grill another 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is nicely browned.

Serve warm with a side of Boston baked beans.