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Tomato Confit Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Launching on National Grilled Cheese Day Saturday, April 12th 2014, Sonoma County’s winemaking pioneer St. Francis turns up the heat for the third time on an American classic with their gourmet grilled cheese recipe contest awarding a trip to the winery and a four day stay in Sonoma County. To help kick off the contest and in celebration of National Grilled Cheese Day Saturday, April 12th 2014, acclaimed Sonoma restaurant the girl & the fig will host a grilled cheese pop-up at St. Francis Winery from 2-3pm. The restaurant will be serving their Tomato Confit Grilled Cheese paired with St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay and St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel.
Categories: Cheese, Sandwiches
Step 1
12 roma tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh thyme • chopped
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 clove garlic
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

Using a sharp knife, remove the tomato stem and slice a small cross on to the bottom of tomato.

Submerge in boiling water for 1 minute and remove immediately to an ice water bath.

Peel skins from tomatoes and slice into 1/4" rounds. Place in a bowl and toss with remaining ingredients, salt and pepper.

Lay tomatoes flat on a lined baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes to one hour or until the tomatoes have lost most of the liquid.
Step 2
12 slice country bread
12 tbsp butter
9 oz tomato confit
1 lb joe matos st. george cheese • (sliced thinly)
Place bread on a flat space and place equal amounts of cheese on all slices. Add tomatoes, making sure that they do not come into direct contact with bread, only cheese.

Close sandwiches and spread butter evenly on the outside of the sandwiches.

Using a Panini press or a large pan, cook sandwiches until golden brown on the outside and the cheese is melted through. If you use a pan instead of a press, we suggest you toast the sandwich until golden brown on both sides and finish in a 350 degree oven to melt cheese.


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