Gouda, Ham & Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

Gouda grilled cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Rosemary ham, Fig Jam & Smoked Gouda

Recipe courtesy of Chef Rob Thomas.


  • 6 slices French bread (or any type of bread you like)
  • 3 oz Smoked Gouda, grated (1 cup) or sliced (1-2 per sandwich)
  • 6 slices Rosemary Ham (2 per sandwich)
  • 3 Tbsp fig jam
  • Soft salted butter for spreading


  • Spread the fig jam on the inside of each slice of bread.
  • Layer with Smoked Gouda and rosemary ham.
  • butter the outside pieces of the bread.
  • Heat a nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place the sandwich in the pan and grill, turning once the cheese is melted and the bread is crisp and brown.
  • Remove from pan, cut in small pieces for appetizer size servings or cut in half for yourself! serve right away.


  • Pair this sweet and salty grilled cheese with a pint of Erdinger Dunkel. It’s light, refreshing taste will cut through the richness of the gouda and fig jam.

Chef Robert Thomas – “Chef Rob”