You should have told us, you really like red wine, don’t you? We know this because of the massive interest that accumulated around the Guzzle-Buddy tool that makes drinking from the bottle classy. Now we’re combining the best food stuff of all time with the greatest liquid. Introducing the Red Wine Cheese Toastie.
The Americans call it ‘Grilled Cheese’ but they also voted in a misogynistic bigot to be the leader of the free world so they can’t be trusted right now. The Cheese Toastie is the three layered comfort food of the ages. The only thing that will make it better is by injecting in a bit of liquid relaxation.
Just take that in for a second. Cheese toasties should be messy affairs. We’ve got little to no time for any of that perfectly uniform cut and oozeless excuses for a toastie. Get that out of our faces, we want the real thing.
This is hardly a new creation but we’ve never seen a version of this combination that looks as great as this one as crafted by brother-sister duo Carlene and Bob Deutscher from the food blog, BS’ in the Kitchen.
We’ll stick a proper recipe below, but in their words the red wine cheese toastie can be reduced to two sentences: “Seriously, the options are endless. Take your favourite wine and cheese pairing, give the wine a quick reduction, spread it, stack that cheese, grill it and DEVOUR IT!”
Alright so this isn’t your standard 3am drunk toastie. This is some real-talk gourmet and should be respected as such! This recipe comes directly from BsInTheKitchen, our new favourite blog!
- 2 slices french bread
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- ½ red onion (chopped)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- Dash of rosemary
- Dash of thyme
- 1 tbsp flour
- ¾ cup red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
- ½ cup shredded Gruyere cheese (or whatever cheese you want)
1. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat and add the onion.
2. Once the onion starts to soften, bang in the garlic, rosemary and thyme and sauté for a few minutes.
3. Sprinkle in a tablespoon of flour and once fully mixed, add the red wine.
4. Reduce the mixture until the alcohol has completely burned off and the mix is thick enough to coat a spoon.
5. Spread the reduction liberally on each slice of bread.
6. Add your choice of cheese.
7. Butter the outside of each slice.
8. Grill in a pan on medium heat until golden brown.