Hot Pepper Jelly Grilled Cheese
The cheese counter is full of expensive cheeses with names that are hard to pronounce. But I befriended the cheesemonger (the guy who works the cheese counter) at my local King Soopers and suddenly a world of cheese opened up to me. He always listens to whatever I’m making that day and then gets really excited to recommend some cheeses to go with it, sometimes even cutting me off a little sample of cheese if it’s a really interesting one.
He also pointed out the hot pepper jelly that sits at eye level on top of the display case and ever since I keep going back for more like a hopeless addict. Gosh darn it that stuff is good! One night, I put it on a grilled cheese and I do believe the world stopped for a moment in honor of this creation.
Hot pepper jelly is addicting, it’s spicy and sweet and when you add some perfectly melty cheese on some buttery, crusty bread, you will feel like a goddess… But by no means does a grilled cheese have to be fancy, sometimes plain ole, shredded cheddar is the way to go. So make this grilled cheese however you please but do so with fair warning that you will likely be addicted to hot pepper jelly from here on out.