Fusion cuisine is described as a dining experience that combines elements of different culinary traditions to form something completely unique. Similarly, recipes coined “mash-ups” blend various dishes or cuisines to create an entirely new recipe. The latest recipes at the Grilled Cheese Academy highlight this culinary fusion trend by introducing one of America’s classic comfort foods to a new array of flavors. From French-cuisine inspired; to flavors from Chinatown; to a childhood mash-up – these three sandwiches are bound to make your tummy rumble.
If you’re in the mood for French cuisine, take a taste of The Ratatouille. This recipe starts with roasted zucchini, eggplant, onion and tomatoes accented with fresh basil, parsley and sun-dried tomatoes, and enrobes them in velvety smooth Wisconsin cream cheese. A layer of nutty flavored Wisconsin alpine-style cheese melts onto the vegetables, wedged between two pieces of rustic herbed bread, to create a true masterpiece. Bon appétit!
Perhaps you’re craving a more nostalgic meal to bring back memories of simpler days when childhood lunches meant a rotation of PB&J and grilled cheese sandwiches. Enter The Kid at Heart, where the two sandwiches come together to create an even more delicious creation with the complex flavors of earthy Wisconsin brie, rich cream cheese and a bacon jam made with hints of coffee, bourbon and maple syrup. You’ll be proud to say you’ve advanced your palate to enjoy a more sophisticated interpretation of your childhood favorites.
And then there’s The Chinatown. Paying homage to all the vibrant Chinatowns across America, this sandwich features the unique flavors of Peking duck with hoisin sauce, crunchy melon and a creamy combo of Wisconsin brie and alpine-style cheeses. Melted together, this grilled cheese is a stellar blend of two tasty cuisines.
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