Bacon, Apple, & Cheddar Grilled Cheese


Ep. 12 of my Cozy Soups & Grilled Cheese Series! ⛷ Today, we’re making a Bacon, Apple & Raw Cheddar Grilled Cheese that's an easy lunch when craving something crunchy, sweet, salty, and oh so satisfying!

I’m using Organic Valley dairy products, a company I can trust to provide me with the highest quality dairy that never uses GMOs, is 100% USDA Organic Certified, and from small family farmers across America 🇺🇸

Ingredients you'll need:

  • Sourdough Bread
  • Organic Valley Unsalted Butter, softened
  • Shallot, thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Organic Valley Raw Sharp Cheddar
  • Honeycrisp Apple, thinly sliced
  • Honey

The caramelized shallots are optional but help to deepen the savory notes of the grilled cheese flavors! 

What is Organic Valley?

My family has been buying Organic Valley products since I was a wee little child - no jokes. They're that amazing! Organic Valley is an organic food brand and independent cooperative of organic farmers based in La Farge, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1988, Organic Valley is the nation’s largest farmer-owned organic cooperative and one of the world's largest organic consumer brands.

What makes Organic Valley different from other dairy brands?

The reason I use Organic Valley in my everyday cooking is because their dairy products add nutrition AND flavor to my dishes without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides, nor GMOS. 🙌

I also love how Organic Valley works with small organic family farmers instead of being a single large dairy producer.

What variety of Apples to use?

My first picks will always be Pink Lady or Honeycrisp because of their sweet, crisp texture and flavor. Green Apples are also incredible and little tangy if you prefer something not as sweet.

How to Caramelize the Apples?

Another variety of cooking this grilled cheese is to add caramelized apples instead of fresh apples, resulting in a more depth to the flavor and a more tender apple slice to bite into.

To caramelize the apples, you'll place the apple slices in a nonstick skillet over medium heat with 1-2 tbsp. maple syrup and a very tiny dash of water to help moisten the skillet. Let the maple syrup come to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the apples are tender and caramelized.

Cook with me! ⬇️

I truly hope you all enjoy this treasured recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

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Bacon, Apple, & Cheddar Grilled Cheese

With the sweet crisp apple, savory sharp cheddar, and crispy bacon, you have a sophisticated grilled cheese to satisfy!



Servings: 1-2

  • 2 slices Sourdough Bread
  • 1 tbsp. Organic Valley Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 large Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 strips Cooked Bacon
  • 2 slices Organic Valley Raw Sharp Cheddar
  • ½ Honeycrisp Apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Honey


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil. Add the shallots to sauté for 4-5 minutes, until slightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat.
  2. If the bacon hasn’t been cooked, you can cook it in this same skillet.
  3. On a slice of sourdough, layer the sliced raw sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced apples, bacon, sauteed shallots, and honey to taste.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Sandwich with the second slice of sourdough bread.
  6. Generously butter both sides of the bread.
  7. Place on a heated griddle or skillet to cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy. Enjoy warm!

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