Italian Grilled Cheese

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Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

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Italians would probably use pancetta in this sandwich, which is traditionally unsmoked cured pork belly. Feel free to use it if you’d like, but the homemade smoked porchetta makes a huge difference with its touch of smoke and herbal notes. The pickles in this sandwich also add much-needed acid to the richness of the cheese and bacon.


  • cups (135 g) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • cups (135


In a medium bowl, combine both the cheeses. Butter 4 slices of the bread on one side, each with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Divide the cheese and the pickles among the 4 remaining slices of bread and top