Cheese. It’s probably my favorite ingredient. Add it to practically anything and you’ll be much happier.
I was exceptionally happy this week when I received my copy of Food Network Magazine and the special booklet of recipes inside the magazine are of dozens of ways you can make a grilled cheese! I’ve been putting pesto on my grilled cheese for years, I recently discovered adding avocado, and now I’m obsessed with adding figs.
If you’re in the mood for one heck of a grilled cheese you need to head down to the Chelsea Market where Lucy’s Whey has mastered their grilled cheese! I mean, of course a cheese shop is going to make an awesome grilled cheese — they have the cheese, I’m sure they know what bread goes best with which cheese, and this little cheese shop also has fantastic toppings that they sell in their store.
This past weekend, my friend Brittany and I split the “Prairie Breeze” which is Lucy Whey’s specialty grilled cheese and they actually serve it every day! It’s made up of cheddar cheese with a fig spread. Once we bit into our half of the grilled cheese we realized how perfect this shop makes the sandwich. Rich savory cheddar cheese with a sweet fig spread = the grilled cheese of my dreams.
What else is fabulous at this charming Chelsea Market shop? My favorite goat cheese called Bijou! It’s unbelievable when paired with honey and honey comb — spread these two ingredients onto a thin piece of baguette and the flavors you’ll taste will never be forgotten. I also have a love for the salted caramels and the stroopwafles that remind me of the time I spent in Amsterdam. Of course you can eat a stroopwafle by itself, but it’s even better when you let it sit on top of a hot cup of tea or coffee for a few minutes, that way the caramel inside will melt first before you bite into it!
Whether you’re a cheese lover, or a sweets lover — you need to head to this adorable shop in the Chelsea Market. The staff is friendly and very knowledgable about cheese — it’s a shop I will always be dedicated to. (Oh, and did I mention how inexpensive they are for a specialty cheese shop? Well, they are! Forget Whole Foods, this is the place I’ll always go to for cheese!)