Berry and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Who can resist a grilled cheese sandwich with smoked Cheddar and bacon, and topped with thick slices of sweet Ontario berries?

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Grilling Time: 10 minutes

Preparation Time:

half sandwiches: 4

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  • 4 slices multi-grain bread
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Smoked Cheddar or Old Cheddar (about 4 oz/125 g)
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) thickly sliced Ontario Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic glaze
  • Freshly ground black peppers


Brush one side of each slice of bread with oil; place oiled side down on work surface. Sprinkle 2 of the bread slices with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cheese each; top with bacon, strawberries, balsamic glaze, pepper to taste and remaining cheese. Top with remaining slices of bread, oiled side up.

Place on grill over medium heat; close lid and grill for 3 minutes per side or until toasted. Cut in half.

Tips: Use an oval loaf of multi-grain bread with slices that are just under 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick and about 7-inches (18 cm) long.

Grill indoors on a grill pan, over medium heat.

Instead of bacon, use 4 slices of cooked Ontario Peameal Bacon.

Nutritional information

1 Serving (half a sandwich):

  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 25 grams
  • Calories: 305
  • Fibre: 3 grams
  • Sodium: 430 mg