Food Fashion and Flow: Gruyere Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup   

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gruyere Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Melty, buttery, crispy grilled cheese. There is something comforting about two slices of bread slathered with creamy butter and grilled to perfection with  a blanket of delicious cheese between them.  The sweet nutty undertones of Gruyere cheese is a refreshing change from the traditional cheddar cheese most of us grew up eating.   

 Everything must grow up, even  grilled cheese sandwiches and taste buds. This grown up grilled cheese sandwich  will tickle your taste buds with anticipation of each delectable bite.  Mice will be so  jealous of anyone indulging in this perfect trifecta of flavor with artisan bread, gourmet cheese and fresh creamy butter. 

A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup are the perfect marriage of flavors and textures  Together they are the perfect comfort food.

Gruyere Grilled Cheese


1 cup grated aged Gruyere Cheese
4 slices sourdough bread
3 tablespoons butter

Butter each slice of bread. Place two of the slices on the griddle or in a skillet. Divide the cheese evenly on each piece. Top with the other slice of buttered sourdough. After a couple of minutes when bread is golden brown, flip to other side and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted. 

Tomato Soup


4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 large chopped onion
4 garlic cloves chopped
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
(olive oil) 


In a stock pot over medium heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add chicken broth and everything except the flour, cream and butter.. Boil gently for 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly and put in blender or use immersion blender to make tomato mixture smooth.

In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Add cream last. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.



Joyful said...

A simple bowl of soup and a hot sandwich can be so satisfying. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Adele said...

Adore melted cheese - this looks heaven to me!
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Have a fab Wednesday Hun xoxo

Style Agent 909 said...

What a coincidence! Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich is my husband's favorite lunch.
This is good. Now I can put a twist to it. Thanks.

la vie quotidienne said...

mmm yummy!! looks delicious!

xoxo from München
La Vie Quotidienne

Ana L. said...

It looks delicious! Brazil has been freezing, so I think it could be a good choice for a cold night at home!


jas said...

looks incredible!

Anonymous said...



Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Hmmmm I lov soups, I will try this one!
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~Jeimy~ said...


Anonymous said...

Amazing. Looks delicious! Your descriptionalone made me hungry! :)


Miss Daja said...

I almost forgot I ate breakfast when I saw these pictures. The food looks so enticing. Mmmm

Corinne said...

drooling BEYOND belief. i made a pie last year with gruyere & have been in love ever since--but this grilled cheese looks AMAZING! must try!!
great blog btw, love!

xx Corinne

Tere Ávila said...

i want this cakes, love them hehe!


Tere Ávila said...

i want this cakes, love them hehe!


High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Looks so yummy!

Squared said...

this looks sooooo good! Awesome blog hun. Come by and let's follow each other ;)!

loveherb said...


You liked Coconut oil?

lapetiteblonde said... delicious dear!!so hungry now!!

Estilo Hedónico said... looks delicious!!!

I love it!!!


Izzy said...

love these two dishes! they're so simple but so satisfying. And I agree, the mixture of a cheese sandwich and warm soup are sooo good together! <3

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Yum! There is a little lunch place in my town that does the best grilled gruyere sandwiches. I get them every single time I go!


Dee {Strings and Buttons} said...

You had me at Gruyere! This is making my mouth water!! Love the combo, with soup that is. YUM! Ok going to raid the fridge now! Have a great weekend x

Whitney Cosgrave said...

wow, this sounds absolutely amazing. I am craving it and it's only 9 am!!

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