There are grilled cheese sandwiches and then there are Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! There are so many reasons to loved this dilled pickle version; it is out of this world gooey and amazing on the inside, the buttery parmesan and dill seasoning crust is spot on, and then you get addicting dill pickles inside which means you can say you ate your veggies today! You just can’t go wrong with that!
Thanks to my friends at Dairy West for sponsoring today’s post! #DairyWest #UndeniablyDairy
Did you guys know there is such a thing as “National Grilled Cheese Day?” I’m not sure who makes up all of these quirky holidays and even beyond that who has time to not only find out when they all are, but to actually celebrate them?
I will admit I was a little bummed when I realized I missed National Grilled Cheese Day because in my mind there isn’t very many foods more comforting than grilled cheese! Hello Grilled Cheese Pizza Roll Ups, Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Prime Rib Grilled Cheese, and Pear and Ham Grilled Cheese!
Then I found out it’s actually National Grilled Cheese Month all April long!
Yes! Not that I needed one more reason to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, but I got one anyway! Yay for me! Yay for Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!
Oh, and check outh this super fun article about the best kinds of cheeses for making grilled cheese sandwiches!
My sister and I used to eat dill pickles by the jarful and I’ve been in love ever since! I think you must be too because I know you like Dill Pickle Cheeseballs, and Dill Pickle Roll Ups so I thought it was time to share one more incredibly irresistible way to get your dill pickle fix!
I’m telling you…mouth puckering dill pickles squished right between two layers of gooey provolone cheese, plus a sprinkling of salty parmesan cheese will give your taste buds a reason to dance! It’s salty, crispy, gooey, and pretty much everything a grilled cheese should be!
That’s not all though! Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches get an extra little dose of dill yumminess because the outsides of the bread is spread with garlic parmesan dill butter! It’s divine! It would be every bit as amazing slathered on bread and toasted under the broiler. It’s a must have element of this sandwich though! It’s crispy and savory and buttery and so perfect!
Can we talk about me missing National Grilled Cheese Day for just a minute? I’m a dairy farmer’s wife and a food blogger so any day that celebrates dairy products make me happy! Let’s face it, an ooey gooey Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich will make even the grumpiest person happy!
We’ve been so busy producing milk to make cheese we’ve hardly had time for anything else and that’s my excuse for missing such and important day!
Today I thought I’d share just a little bit about what’s happening on the farm lately.
Spring is always a busy time and this year is no exception. Besides milking about 1,300 cows we also farm about 1500 acres of hay, grain, and corn ground.
Many dairies purchase feed for their cows from other farmers. We like growing our own feed because we have more control over the types of feed available to us and the quality of feed.
About half of a dairy farms gross income is spent on commodities, or food, the cows eat. Because we grow our own feeds we are able to stabalize the price a little better. Profit margins are tight in dairy farming and so it’s crucial to be able to have a little more control over our own feed prices.
This past week we have been planting grain, specifically barley, on a few of our fields. Well, I should say one of our guys and his little boy have been busy planting grain. Isn’t he the cutest little guy? Who wouldn’t want to spend the day in the tractor listening to his stories?
What happens to the barley after it’s grown?
The grain will grow until the first part of August when it will be ripe enough to harvest. At that point it will be stored in a storage bin until we need to feed it to our cows. The picture above is actually corn and not barley but its what they were augering the day I went to take a picture. Barley is lighter in color and has much smaller kernals.
Farming is a lot of work. It’s risky because we spend a lot of money on seed, fertilizer, water, and harvesting. If a hail storm happens to hit at the wrong time it will knock the grain off the stalks and it won’t yield. Farming is pretty much like gambling every single day! Scary!
It is satisfying watching that crop grow all the way from a little seed all the way to being fed to the cows though!
So there you have it! That’s one of the little projects we’ve been up to this past week! Planting and griding grain, feeding cows, and eating Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! That’s one productive week!
We love what we do and we hope you love eating the dairy products we are able to share with the world! So next time you pour an ice cold glass of milk, or whip up a Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese you’ll know a few of the steps that go into creating it! Enjoy your Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Here’s the printable Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese recipe or save it to pinterest so you can find it later!
Be sure to sign up for my email subscription and I’ll send more quick and easy recipes right to your inbox!
- 2 slices of bread (you can use anything you have on hand, French bread is pretty tasty though)
- 2 slices provolone cheese (once again, use what you have on hand, Swiss would be fantastic)
- 2-3 slices dill pickles
- 1 T. softened butter
- 1 T. grated parmesan cheese, divided
- ¼ tsp dill weed
- dash garlic salt
- Mix butter, ½ of the parmesan cheese, dill weed, and garlic salt together. Spread on the outsides of each slice of bread.
- Layer a slice of cheese, pickles, the remaining parmesan cheese, and another slice of cheese on insides of bread.
- Grill sanwich in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Flip and repeat. The sandwich will stick to the pan until the parmesan in the butter is golden brown. Once it's golden brown and perfectly crisped it will release and you will easily be able to flip it!
- Slice in half and be prepared to swoon!
- If you want you can sprinkle a little extra dill weed over the top for a garnish. I also think this sandwich would be divine with a slice of deli ham!