4 October 2014

The Best Grilled Cheese Ever - Abergavenny Food Festival Day 2

Have you ever had grilled cheese? It's not the same as cheese on toast. Think American style buttery, melty, cheesey deliciousness sandwiched between two thick slices of bread. You'll never eat cheese on toast again. 

I don't know why it's called 'grilled' cheese, when in actual fact it's fried. But who really cares. It's melted, beautiful, cheesy deliciousness and one of my favourite things to eat. My happiness levels soared when I saw the grilled cheese stand at the food festival.

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to cheese – as much as I love the stuff, I have no idea about the different varieties, and had to ask the woman on the stand to explain to me what ogleshield was. Eventually we got there – it's a bit like gruyère, she said, and I was sold on that alone. I've heard how well gruyère melts, and mixed with cheddar equated to perfection in my mind.

When I make grilled cheese at home, I use a mixture of mature cheddar and those fake cheese slices you get in burgers. It melts really well and is so comforting to eat. Inspiration came from Essiebutton in her grilled cheese video.

I placed my order, watched them fry my sandwich and in a few minutes it was mine. 

The first bite – oh my goodness, the first bite. Serious grilled-cheese-eating face. It didn't take very long for me to eat this sandwich, and as rich, greasy and indulgent as it was, I could have eaten another straight away. It was the best grilled cheese ever. Find out more about the Cheese Truck here and here.

Shortly after my grilled cheese I found myself back at the Chase bar – I wonder how that happened? I'm thinking tonight is the night I recreate the Kiss Chase cocktail. It was so delicious.

And what's a meal without dessert?

I got myself a huge chocolate ice cream from Wild Fig in the market hall and spoon fed lots of it to baby OH who enjoyed it just as much as I did. Creamy, delicious, not-too-rich chocolate ice cream. Yum.

Sadly, that was the end of the food festival this year and I went home with a full tummy and a happy heart. Good food and drink makes life worth living, and I hope you are all as inspired as I have been by the food and drink documented from this year's food festival. Who's up for coming to the next one?



  1. O M G. Why do you make me sooooo hungry?! I am not kidding I am going to have to take bread out the freezer, toast it and then proceed to make a toasty even though it won't even match what you had,,and the ice cream WOW! Love your outfit too it looks cute even though there's just a peek! xx

    1. I made myself hungry too. After posting this I went out and bought two types of cheeses to make myself one, oh my goodness me. It was amazing, but nowhere near as good as the one at the food festival!
      Thanks Jess :) top is from H&M and shorts ASOS.

      N xo

  2. i literally have not ever craved a grilled cheese more. this looks divine!! as does the ice cream. loved living vicariously through you for this amazing food festival! x

  3. I've been salivating in bed for the past 5 minutes because of this. DAMN. What an amazing post xxxx

  4. love the photo of you in your grilled cheese reverie! :) I love anything involving melted cheese and now, as is often the case after reading your posts, I'm hungry! in a good way ;) xxx

  5. That sandwich looks sooooo good! Super Jel!

    www.georginadoes.co.uk xxx

  6. Mmmmm!!! Cheese is a new love of mine - I never used to be bothered but since I discovered smoked applewood the world changed! ;)

    I would say you've inspired me to make a grilled cheese sandwich but I know full well it wont taste as good as your one...so I'll have to settle for making you drag me along to this food festival next year! ;)



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