I will be the first to admit that I’m not that sophisticated when it comes to cooking. I have cooked some long-simmering, refined meals that required a degree of culinary technique on occasion, and they were delicious and rewarding, but I’d just as soon slap meat on a grill and let the flame do the work, or even more commonly, turn wild game into burgers and sandwiches. So we’re making grilled cheese. Purists may turn their nose up at the very plebeian concept of a grilled cheese but I’m here to assert that the grilled cheese is in fact the king of sandwiches. Pure comfort food combining crunchy toasted bread and rich melty cheese, there is no better vehicle for taking a sandwich over the top than stuffing all sorts of goodies between toasted bread and cheese, and that’s what this is.
Why “The International”? Because we are taking warm slices of salty Canada goose pastrami on tour with smooth melted Swiss cheese, to Italy with a nutty grated parmesan crust on the bread, and then finishing with a tangy sauce made off of Roquefort blue cheese.
What does it taste like? Well friends, this is intense, and there’s nothing subtle at all about this sandwich. The pastrami is tender, the toast is crisp, and the melted cheese is rich, almost making it too much to take in all at once. The sharpness of the blue cheese evens it all out and a chilled Coors Banquet (or Coors Original for my fellow Canadians) washes it all down.
Make this, eat this, and then enjoy a nap.
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