Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 18, 2015

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Halfway through grilled cheese month, as we are right now, I want to share with you what I think it takes to put together an epic grilled cheese sandwich truly worthy of your attention.

It’s really easy, and endlessly adaptable to your tastes and what you have on hand.

Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard for #GrilledCheese month on ShockinglyDelicious.comYou need:

  • Good bread or roll (in this sandwich I used a brioche roll I got on markdown at the grocery. Score!)
  • Good cheese (today I am using Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese with Irish Stout, a sweet, nutty, rich, malty treasure from Ireland.)
  • A spread (today I’m using a new preserve from Just Jan’s called Balsamic Onion Savory Spread, which is awesome on sandwiches, hotdogs, burgers, roasted chicken or pork, etc.)
  • Something green (today I’m using fresh Swiss chard picked from my plants out front in the parkway. Kale would work, or any other leafy green you like.)
  • A heating source (today I’m making it in the Breville panini maker. You could also use a skillet.)

Ingredients for Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard on ShockinglyDelicious.comIn the photo above, on the far left I’m also showing you my little offset spatula that I use to spread things on sandwiches. I use this every day, from morning toast to lunch peanut butter to various food tasks at dinnertime. I think it is officially meant to spread icing on cake, but who cares? It works like a charm to spread anything you like on bread or rolls.

Two notes: I don’t think grilled cheese sandwiches need butter on the outside of the bread. I think there’s plenty of fat from the cheese inside, and the bread crisps up just fine without butter. Others swear on the butter trick. Your mileage may vary, so suit yourself. Also, the chard is a sturdy leaf, and will only wilt slightly, so if you don’t cut it before inserting it in the sandwich, you will bite into the sandwich and pull out the entire leaf in one bite.

Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard on ShockinglyDelicious.comWith those simple guidelines, check what YOU have in the fridge and hanging around in the breadbasket, and make your own version. You have 13 days left to get in on grilled cheese month!

Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Nutty Dubliner cheese matches with a savory-sweet preserve and fresh chard for a classically good grilled cheese sandwich.


  • 1 roll
  • 1 tablespoon Just Jan's Balsamic Onion Savory Spread
  • Slices of Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese with Irish Stout
  • Several fresh chard leaves, stems removed and leaves sliced into pieces


  1. Heat panini maker (or skillet if you are using a skillet).
  2. Cut open roll, spread with preserve, top with cheese slices and chard pieces, put bread top on and cook in panini maker or in skillet until bread is toasted on each side and cheese is melted. The chard will wilt slightly.
  3. Remove from heat, slice and serve, accompanied by a piece of fruit.
  4. Serves 1.


Recipe: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious


Ready to cook the Dubliner Grilled Cheese with Chard on ShockinglyDelicious.comDisclosure: Kerrygold #KGGrassfed sent the cheese for recipe development, and Just Jan’s sent the preserve.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

valentina April 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm

How did is not see this one!? Dubliner is my favorite and this looks sooo good!


Catherine April 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

Dear Dorothy, I love a good grilled cheese…it has always been a treat for me. This sounds wonderful. I love your gourmet twist on this classic. xo, Catherine


peter @feedyoursoultoo April 21, 2015 at 10:29 am

Great looking sandwich and the flavors are unique.


Dorothy Reinhold April 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

Thanks Peter!


Sarah April 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I am so obsessed with dubliner cheese… It’s really the best flavor, isn’t it? I will have to make this soon!! what a great recipe idea 🙂


Patty Haxton Anderson April 19, 2015 at 4:04 am

This looks wonderful and sounds so delicious!


nancy@skinnykitchen.com April 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Looks so good Dorothy!


Dorothy Reinhold April 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Thanks Nancy! It was tasty!


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