A few weeks ago, I went to Falling Sky Brewing for the first time. I can't believe I'd never been there before! I loved the atmosphere of the little restaurant and their beer was fantastic. For lunch, I got an heirloom tomato grilled cheese sandwich with bacon. I am now ruined for all other grilled cheeses.
I decided to recreate my own at home because I just couldn't get it out of my head. I picked up some heirloom tomatoes, Tillamook cheddar cheese, uncured bacon, and sourdough bread.
I layered all the ingredients onto the buttered bread in a pan and covered it so it would get nice 'n melty. Unmelted cheese on a grilled cheese is totally unacceptable.
Gave it a flip when it was nice and browned on one side, and that's it! I love the simplicity of a grilled cheese sandwich. I need to play around with them more often. I usually don't like tomato-heavy dishes, but combined with the cheese and bacon, this is so perfect. I absolutely love the textures and the contrasting flavors. And heirloom tomatoes are so pretty and fun to have around my kitchen.
Seriously, go make yourself one today while we still have these gorgeous tomatoes. Happy September!