Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Or that this Thursday, April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day? Yes there really is a food holiday for everything. Perfect time to share this vegan Grilled Cheese Tomato Sandwich, an upgrade on a comfort food classic.
Not a huge fan of grilled cheese, but have specifics I do crave, and this snowy April weather has me craving them. Especially since I found a way to finally make a favorite I haven’t had in far too long! Plus it pairs perfectly with a glass of white wine for a simple dinner that makes the snow falling outside not so bad.
I don’t know if I really liked grilled cheese growing up but do remembered eating them. Take them or leave them though in my teen years, mostly leave them since dairy didn’t agree with me and I remember taking “dairy pill”. It wasn’t until I got older and a Havarti and Tomato Grilled Cheese made me like grilled cheese! That was probably over 10 years ago when I first had it and later recreated it with the version I posted 5 years ago. Even then it didn’t agree with me and up until this recent creation I have never been able to recreate it.
There have been changes in dairy free cheese over the years and Miyokos Fresh VeganMozz (which is my go-to cheese for pizza) that has been a game changer with grilled cheese but I still wasn’t able to make a Grilled Cheese Tomato Sandwich. Adding sundried tomatoes to a basic grilled cheese wasn’t the same.
It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when Alisa posted this yogurt cheese. Dairy Free “Yogurt Cheese. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I’ve made a few versions, savory and sweet, and posted a Insta Story comparing two different yogurts I’ve tried Silk and Kite Hill, both Unsweetened Plain Almond Milk Yogurt. The texture is like a whipped cream cheese and instantly I thought about making a sundried tomato one and making a Grilled Cheese Tomato Sandwich. It was ahhmazing!
It was like a moment and let me tell you I savored every bite of that Grilled Cheese Tomato Sandwich. So good I knew I had to share it for National Grilled Cheese Day even though I had other plans, I’ll get to those. Only problem is that after a couple attempts there was no way to get it to look photogenic. My husband said grilled cheese isn’t meant to be photogenic.
I tried and tried, to the point I got hungry.
Yeah guess he was right, shh don’t tell him I said that, but still too good not to share. That leads me to my what I had in mind for National Grilled Cheese Day originally which was getting that picture perfect grilled cheese that was dairy free and the key… tasted good. I was doing this for S and let me tell you there are a lot of dairy free cheeses out there that were spit into my sink. I even bought brands that we had tried before and didn’t like but after she tried some products at Expo I went back to those companies thinking maybe I was wrong back then and we’d give it another try, nope. Still confused as to how a company can make lets say a cheese slice and shredded cheese both the same “flavor” and one is good and one is awful?
So with that I gave up, didn’t even find the one that I used to make a bean and cheese burrito last year that I loved and so did the family and thought I tired them all. Sorry I’m not usually a quitter but when S said she isn’t really a fan of grilled cheese and how many times I gagged I gave up and we’re sticking to the winners we did have…. Miyoko’s (not sponsored as I’ve said many times), and this new found love for yogurt cheese!
If you’re more of a traditional grilled cheese person I have spiced up that too with another version coming later this week!
What’s your favorite grilled cheese combo?
If you’re here for Meatless Monday, I look forward to seeing what’s happening in your kitchen and hope you link up with me and my co-host Deborah. I also hope you check out and are inspired by the recipes linked up below.
Have a great week!
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