The Caprese Italian Grilled Cheese


  • 8 slices of  Challa or  sour dough bread 1 inch thick
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4   1 ounce slices of Wisconsin mozzarella cheese
  • 2 1 ounce slices of Wisconsin mozzarella cheese
  • 3 large fresh tomatoes, cut into thin slices
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves (packed)
  • 2 avocado's seeded and peeled and thinly sliced
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

This recipe is a twist on the all time favorite Italian salad of Mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, which has the delicious addition of avocado. Makes 4 sandwiches. This recipe is courtesy of Allison Lewis and Wisconsin Cheese.

  • Heat griddle or large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil.
  • Brush the other side with balsamic vinegar.
  • Place the bread slices oil side down on the griddle or in the saute pan.
  • Layer mozzarella cheeses, tomato, basil and avocado.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover with top halves of bread.
  • Cook until bread is golden brown and cheese is slightly melted, about 3-4 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  • Repeat for the remaining sandwiches.

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