Hot Ham and Cooper Cheese Sandwich

Slice Slice SLICE 2 2 SERVES: 2

Movies and popcorn. Romans and togas. Baseball and America. Some things are just meant to go together. Just like the historic, comfortingly delicious hot ham and cheese sandwich. And when you make your ham and cheese with Cooper Sharp, you know what else joins the ranks of history’s greatest pairings? That’s right. You and this sandwich.

INGREDIENTS

4 slices sourdough bread
8 slices Cooper Sharp White cheese
1/4 pound deli-sliced ham, thick cut
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature

DIRECTIONS

Assemble sandwiches:
Place 2 of the bread slices onto a cutting board. Add 2 slices of Cooper cheese to each slice of bread. Divide the sliced ham into two piles and add equal portions of ham on top of the Cooper cheese. Top the ham with the remaining 2 slices of Cooper cheese per sandwich. Complete the sandwiches with the remaining slices of bread.

Grill sandwiches:
Place a thick-bottomed skillet on a medium-high stovetop burner. Spread butter on each top slice of bread. Place each sandwich into the skillet, buttered side down. While the sandwich is grilling, spread butter on the other slice of bread for each sandwich. Grill until the first side is browned, then flip and brown the other side. Grilling should take about 4 minutes.

Once the bread is golden brown and the cheese is nice and gooey, remove the sandwiches from the heat and dig in!