Grown Up Grilled Cheese Recipe

Hi friends! I’m so excited to have my girl Summer guest posting today. If you haven’t checked out her new blog collaboration with Jen, formerly of Delightful Deets, you must.  They are both adorable and their blog is filled with all kinds of great content, not to mention they put on a fantastic one-day conference every year! Take it away Summer!


Hi there! I’m Summer, one half of The Elevate Everyday Blog. My partner in “blogging” crime Jen and I began Elevate as a 1 day mini Conference in Newport Beach, CA and just combined our blogging efforts launching We blog about DIYs and crafts, recipes, style and everyday life. Our hope is that browsing around our site will inspire others to elevate the simple details of their everyday lives. I’m so grateful to Alissa, whom we first met at the first year of Elevate in 2012, for introducing us to you all. I’ve got THE MOST delicious Grilled Cheese recipe for you all today, don’t be mad if it makes you want to drop everything to make a Trader Joe’s run….it made me do it.

Grown Up Grilled Cheese by Elevate

At church we have a monthly women’s meeting where we have lessons, cooking classes and make simple crafts. This recipe was part of a cooking class and I may have gone through the tasting line 2 or 3 times to get another taste of this goodness. It’s called a “grown up” grilled cheese because of the fancy ingredients, but as you will see later, it is totally toddler approved!

Grilled Cheese Recipe from ElevateHere is your shopping list (Trader Joe’s should have all you need):

Fig butter, orange marmalade, fontina cheese, brie, fresh sage and cracked wheat sourdough bread

Grilled Cheese Recipe from ElevatePreheat your oven to 425 degrees.

1. Butter the outside of each slice of bread 2. Spread brie, fig butter and orange marmalade on the inside of one piece of bread then sprinkle with chopped sage 3. slice fontina cheese and lay on other slice of bread 4. Place both pieces of bread together with butter sides out and lay on parchment paper lined cookie sheet 5. Repeat for as many sandwiches as you want to serve 6. Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes then flip and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes 7. Let stand for 3-5 minutes before slicing then serve.

Grilled Cheese Recipe from Elevate

The smooth creamy cheese with the sweetness of the fig and orange, combined with the earthiness of the fresh sage really make this sandwich a knockout! It’s so good that your little ones may try to gobble them all up before you get to them like mine did.

Kid Approved Recipe from Elevate At first Kennedy though the rattle would be delicious…then she took one bite of the grilled cheese and it was all over for my beloved sandwich. She was even double fisting. Thanks again for checking out this recipe and I really hope you will try and enjoy it.

What we would enjoy is if you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and if you like your sandwiches with soup on a chilly Fall day, stop by our blog and check out this Chicken Noodle Soup recipe that includes an ingredient that is a family secret.

Chicken Noodle Soup on Elevate