Grilled Cheese with Sliced Tomato and Chipotle Mayo

This sandwich is inspired by a sandwich I used to eat all the time at Alterra at the lake (now, apparently, called Colectivo Coffee). Their version, the Wisco Cheese Sandwich, uses cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack cheese.


  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 3 or 4 slices of cheese (I used cheddar)
  • sliced tomato (fresh from your garden, if you have it!)
  • butter
  • chipotle mayo


  1. Slather two slices of bread with chipotle mayo (the more the better).
  2. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter over medium-low heat on griddle or frying pan and place two pieces of bread (non-mayo side down) on butter.
  3. Cover with 1 1/2 pieces of sliced cheese (or more or less if you prefer). Layer one piece of bread/cheese with sliced tomatoes. Cover and grill until cheese is melted.
  4. Flip non-tomato side slice over tomato side slice. Remove to plate. Cut, if desired, and serve.

I wasn’t sure how this sandwich was going to turn out because of the experimental chipotle mayo. I told myself if it turned out bad, I was only going to have one bite. The first bite. If it was good, I could eat as much as I wanted.

I ate the entire thing. The only thing that would have made this sandwich better was more cheese, more mayo and sourdough bread.

Recipe rating: 

1 Comment

  1. Reblogged this on Le Food Snob and commented:

    With tomatoes ripening on the vines in my garden each day, I keep looking for recipes that use tomato (hopefully in abundance). When I lived on the East Side of Milwaukee, Wis., I was within walking distance of this awesome coffee shop that served soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. It was there that I fell head-over-heels in love with grilled cheese sandwiches. Don’t get me wrong, I always liked grilled cheese sandwiches. Really, really liked grilled cheese sandwiches. But I’d never before had anything on a grilled cheese sandwich besides cheese until finding this masterpiece. Since it’s a pretty long commute from Oregon to Wisconsin, I have to recreate the sandwich in my kitchen. Luckily, it’s easy to do.


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