Hog Island Grilled Cheese Recipe

Leite's Culinaria
30 mins (prep 10)
7 ingredients
makes 4 sandwiches
This grilled cheese sandwich is a favorite among San Franciscans. Never mind that it comes to hungry diners by way of an oyster bar. At <a title="Hog Island Oyster Bar website" href="http://www.hogislandoysters.com/bars/san-francisco" target="_blank">Hog Island Oyster Bar</a>, people line up for oysters as well as for this sandwich, the restaurant’s one concession to the fruits of the land. There, they use a northern California cheese called St. George, but because that’s not widely available I’ve substituted cheddar and Havarti, which together taste very similar to St. George. A word of caution: Keep plenty of napkins on hand for this!–

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  • about 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 relatively thick slices sourdough or pain au levain bread
  • 4 ounces fromage blanc
  • 4 ounces gruyère cheese, coarsely grated (you could swap comté or swiss)
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (up to you how sharp a cheddar)
  • 4 ounces havarti cheese, coarsely grated


Serving Size (59.7 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 231.34 Calories from Fat 167.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.56g 114.24%
Saturated Fat 11.34g 226.83%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 60.95mg 81.27%
Sodium 378.47mg 63.08%
Total Carbohydrate 0.46g 0.62%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.25 g %
Protein 15.51g 124.08%
Vitamin A 552.83IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 491.02mg% Iron 0.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, havarti cheese


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