Entertaining: Wisconsin Brie Grilled Cheese with Strawberries and Honey

WI Cheese Grilled Cheese Social

by MacKenzie of Grilled Cheese Social

Want to host a dinner party but don’t want to deal with all the stress that comes along with it? Then host a DIY Grilled Cheese Party!

There’s nothing better than having all of your loved ones around the table, but hosting can be stressful; timing everything just right, and preparing something that everyone likes is just not an easy feat. That’s why throwing one of these parties is so great. All you have to do is buy the proper ingredients and tools and invite your friends over for a super fun night. Having them assemble their own sandwiches from the spread that you create is not only fun and interactive but it will also have your guests battling over who made the best sandwich – and that can be pretty entertaining to watch.

For a “Sweet Tooth Soirée,” put together this spread of dessert-worthy ingredients and let your guests build their own creations. For those who need a little guidance, suggest this recipe for Wisconsin Brie Grilled Cheese with Strawberries and Honey. They won’t be sorry.

Find more grilled cheese recipes and party ideas from Grilled Cheese Social at EatWisconsinCheese.com and enter our 2012 Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest at GrilledCheeseAcademy.com.

Sweet Tooth Soirée
Cheese: Wisconsin Mascarpone, Brie & Ricotta
Bread: Croissants, English Muffins, Pound Cake
Fillings: Fig Jam, Strawberries, Nutella®, Honey
Butter:  Cinnamon Sugar Butter, Maple Butter, Bacon Butter

Wisconsin Brie Grilled Cheese with Strawberries and Honey
by MacKenzie of Grilled Cheese Social

Serves 1

Cinnamon sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 English muffin
2 ounces Wisconsin Brie
1 teaspoon honey
1 strawberry, thinly sliced

Mix cinnamon sugar with butter, set aside. Using your fingers, split the English muffin and place the nooks and crannies side down. Cover both pieces with slices of Brie and press into the bread. Top one side with strawberries and drizzle with honey. Place other piece of English muffin on top, cheese side down.

Spread half of cinnamon sugar butter into the nooks and crannies on one side. Heat a pan over medium heat.  Place sandwich into heated pan, butter side down and brown for 2-3 minutes. Butter remaining side of bread and flip.  Allow to cook until golden brown and remove from heat. Let rest for a minute. Serve.

Check out MacKenzie’s other recipes for Wisconsin Cheese:
The Badger Poutine – a grilled cheese sandwich smothered with Wisconsin Cheese Curds, French fries and brown gravy
Gouda Pumpkin Lasagna with Pancetta & Cheese Cream Sauce