This article was written by Erin Walsh.
There are few things
to get my motor running quite like wine and cheese.
So, you can imagine my excitement when, during a trip to meet up with a friend last weekend in Huntington, I discovered the wonderful new restaurant Ideal Wine & Cheese.
This aptly named culinary gem, located in Huntington Village, serves everything from mac and cheese croquettes and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to sliders, pastas and thick-cut fries with a variety of sauces, including the Ideal Cheese Sauce. Needless to say, my culinary companions and I were quite sated during our visit.
For a simple, yet delicious, mid-week meal, I decided to make grilled cheese sandwiches on my panini iron using pumpernickel bread and muenster and cheddar cheese. Serve with a salad and you’re good to go. Feel free to adapt the type of cheese and bread used to arrive at your own delicious result.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese (Source: Adapted from Ideal Wine & Cheese)
¼ lb. muenster cheese
¼ lb. cheddar cheese
1. Drizzle olive oil on panini iron
2. Place two slices of two kinds of cheese between two slices of bread
3. Heat until melted