There's a semi-hilarious commercial on the airwaves currently where a group of friends have gathered at a greasy spoon, each "dude" ordering a whopping burger, save for one. Seems this bloke wants a grilled cheese, much to the chagrin of his manly contingent. It comes with a child's place mat, complete with maze and other fun activities. Great, right? Well, not if you're trying to impress the cute blond at the neighboring table. The commercial then turns into an ad for a new adult sized grilled cheese sandwich at a fast food chain, but you don't have to wait in a drive thru for your own grown up grilled cheese. Try this double-decker and show them who's boss.


Double-Decker Truffled Grilled Cheese



  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons truffle oil
  • 6 thin slices challah bread
  • 7 ounces brie cheese, sliced, rind removed
  • 4 fresh figs, sliced
  • 6 ounces monterey jack cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fig preserves


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 3 tablespoons butter with 1 teaspoon truffle oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add 2 slices bread, and toast on both sides. Set the toast aside and reserve the skillet.

Lay out one slice of untoasted bread. Top with one-quarter each of the brie, figs and jack cheese, then a slice of toasted bread, then another layer of brie, figs and jack. Close with a slice of untoasted bread. Repeat to make another double-decker sandwich.

Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter with the remaining 1 to 2 teaspoons truffle oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on the other side, about 2 more minutes, then transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the cheese is melted, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with the fig preserves.