This Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich is loaded with brie cheese, white cheddar and balsamic-sautéed shallots. It’s smeared with fig jam and honey-mustard butter for a sweet but savory flavor. Warm up some tomato soup for dipping and you have an easy weeknight dinner!



  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 8 slices of your favorite crusty bread
  • 2 Tbsp. fig jam (more or less depending on preference!)
  • 2 cups grated white cheddar cheese
  • 16 thin slices of brie cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2-1 tsp. honey mustard


  1. Slice the shallot into thin slices. Heat a skillet and add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Allow to coat pan and add shallots. Sauté on low heat until soft and translucent.
  2. Prepare the sandwiches by smearing the bread with fig jam. Add the cheddar cheese, brie cheese and sautéed shallots and top with another bread slice.
  3. Soften the butter and mix in honey mustard. Spread on each side of sandwiches.
  4. Grill the sandwiches in clean skillet or griddle until the bread is golden brown, flip over and grill until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve warm with tomato soup (Click here for the “ultimate” tomato soup recipe!).

*Note: Some people like more cheese and fig jam, some like less. Adjust amounts to your preference!

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