GRILLED COTSWOLD CHEESE SANDWICH WITH CILANTRO-PARSLEY PESTO

sliced bread

sliced Cotswold cheese (or cheddar)

butter for grilling


for the pesto:

1/3 clove of garlic

handful of cilantro leaves

handful of parsley leaves

squeeze of lemon juice

glug of olive oil

1-2 tablespoons of creamy fresh goat cheese

handful of walnuts

big pinch of salt

pepper


Combine pesto ingredients. You can use a mini cuisinart, a blender, or a mortar and pestle. Or you can chop it all together on the counter. Just make sure you mash the garlic into a paste but everything else can be chunky if you like. Keep tasting the pesto to adjust the flavors. You can make it so that it tastes more like walnuts or more like parsley. It's up to you. For each sandwich, spread one slice of the bread with pesto. Place slices of cheese on top. Place second piece of bread on top. Butter both sides of the sandwich. Grill on medium heat. Once you flip the sandwich over, put a heavy lid or pan on top of the sandwiches to press them down like a panini press. It's done when both sides are golden brown and the cheese is melting out the sides.

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