Blueberry Chaumes grilled cheese is a fabulous mix between sweet and savory!
I managed to secure a $70+ wheel of Chaumes for $10.99, so you’ll be seeing a lot of these sort of recipes. You can find more of those recipes here.
Check out my other grilled cheese sandwich recipes here.
Chaumes is a semi-soft, delicious cheese made with cow’s milk in France. This soft, pastured cheese is allowed into the United States. Raw milk cheeses cannot be sold in the United States if they have aged less than 60 days, so pasteurized soft cheeses are the only kind available.
Chaumes is both creamy and nutty, but also has a bit of an aftertaste. This cheese has a smell to it as well. All in all, it’s a very pleasant cheese.
This cheese can stick to the rind at times. In a best case scenario, the cheese should be put in the freezer 30 minutes prior and cut with the straightest knife you have.
This sweet, blueberry jam in this recipe adds some contrast to the savory Chaumes. A jam that has whole blueberries will add some texture to the sandwich, and is preferable to a homogeneous jam.
For this grilled cheese sandwich, I used a freshly-baked rye sourdough from a local bakery. In my experience, any flavorful bread is better for making grilled cheese sandwiches than plain breads, like white or whole wheat.
Pumpernickel, sourdough, and rye are all tasty breads to choose from!
Blueberry Chaumes Grilled Cheese
- 4 oz Chaumes
- 4 slices bread
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp blueberry jam
- Preheat skillet on the stove at medium heat.
- Cut Chaumes off the rind, then split in half.
- Put 1 tbsp of butter on skillet, spread around the skillet with a spatula.
- Spread 1/2 tbsp of jam on each slice.
- Place 1/4 tbsp of butter in the middle of one of the bread slices.
- Place half the Chaumes cheese on one slice, then put other slice on top.
- Cook on grilled cheese skillet for about 3-4 minutes, or until cheese has melted and bread has slightly browned.
- Flip, then repeat the last step.
- Serve warm.