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The Ultimate Smoked Grilled Cheese

Loaded with smoked gouda, mozzarella and brushed with butter, this is one serious smoked grilled cheese. Methods available for pellet smoker or charcoal kettle.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 people
Cost $5/4€



Instructions for Using a Traeger (Pellet Smoker)

  • Set the smoker to full blast (500°F). Place a cast iron pan in the smoker and allow it to heat up for 10-15 minutes.
  • Grate your cheese into a bowl. Add a sprinkling of black pepper and BBQ spice if desired.
    Smoked gouda, mozzarella, black pepper and bbq spice in a mixing bowl.
  • Butter the bread slices heavily on the outside.
    I use a tray to make cleaning up easier.
    Buttering the bread.
  • Pack the cheese inside and close the sandwich with the buttered sides on the outside.
    The sandwich loaded with cheese.
  • Once the cast iron pan is hot, add the sandwiches and close the smoker lid.
    Cook on each side for 5-10 minutes or until the bread turns a nice golden brown.
    Be careful not to burn it!
    Cooking the grilled cheese in a pan with lots of butter.
  • Flip onto the other side and repeat.
    The grilled cheese sandwiches with a beautiful golden brown crust.
  • Cut in half and enjoy right away!
    A few slices of a smoked grilled cheese sandwich with a long cheese pull.

Instructions for Using a Charcoal Grill (Weber Kettle with Woodchips)

  • Set up your coals for a 2 zone indirect heating setup. Aim for about 350°F-375°F temp.
    Place the cast iron pan on the cool zone and allow to heat up for 10-15 minutes.
  • Prepare the sandwiches as usual (instructions above).
  • Add woodchips to the coals if you want for a little extra smokey flavour.
  • Cook the sandwiches in the hot pan for about 5-8 minutes on each side until golden brown. Flip and repeat.
    If the pan is not hot enough, move it over the hot coals to increase the temperature.
  • Cut in half and enjoy right away!
    The sandwich lifted out of the smoker.
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