The Cheesemonger's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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The Cheesemonger's Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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  • Butter, at room temperature
  • 2 slices white bread
  • Pepper
  • 2 ounces gruyere or jarlsberg cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • Hot or sweet mustard, for serving
  • Bread-and-butter pickles, for serving


Butter each side of the bread slices. In a large skillet, cook the bread over medium-low heat, turning once, until just golden, about 5 minutes; season one side of each slice with pepper. Sprinkle the cheese over 1 bread slice, then set the other slice into place. Cook the sandwich, turning once, until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately with the mustard and pickles.