2-Cheese, Dates, and Walnuts Toasties

In my opinion, there are very few foods in life that give you as much pleasure as a grilled cheese sandwich. Being the food equivalent of a blank canvas, you can do as much or as little as you want to it. You can be extravagant and make it with lobster meat, or you can go the dorm room staple of sliced white bread, supermarket ham and processed cheese.

I set eyes upon a version of this grilled cheese sandwich around a year and a half ago when it popped up on my Insta feed. You know one of those moments where you simply. just. know.? This was me and this sandwich, well I simply had to have it.

This recipe is inspired by Sam Hillman, like our snacks and the best flavour profiles, it's a balanced medley of sweet and salty, textures soft, oozy, and crusty and chewy, all in a single bite.

Here's how to make the best grilled toastie you've ever had:

2-Cheese, Dates, and Walnuts Toasties

  • 2 slices of good bread per serve - I have used seeded sourdough
  • Butter, generous and at room temperature.
  • Brie cheese, sliced thickly
  • Gruyere cheese, preferably mature, coarsely grated
  • Walnuts (optional), lightly toasted and roughly chopped
  • Dates, roughly chopped
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt

Get all your ingredients together before starting (I never do because I prefer to panic at the last minute, but please be better than me).

Butter your bread slices generously on BOTH sides. Heat a pan to medium – make sure the bottom is big enough to fit both slices.

Place bread slices and toast until light golden. Flip, and while the other side is toasting, layer on the brie and gruyere cheese on top. Add walnuts and dates, and sprinkle a bit more gruyere on top. Put the two sides together (cheesy side facing each other) and continue to toast until a nice, deep golden brown.

Drizzle honey on top, cut in half if desired, get your face straight in there and go to heaven.

About Christy

Christy is the founder and director at The Wondersnack.co. As a self confessed snack-a-holic she longed for the perfect snack, but she couldn't get no snackisfication, so the former pasty chef decided to take on the snack world and do it better!