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Carson Daly's Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Carson Daly's Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
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There was a cheese shop in Santa Monica (where I was born and raised) that once in a while would host a beer pairing with different grilled cheeses. I always found the idea simple and delicious, because beer and cheese is such a classic combo. This is one of my favorite pairings, perfect for your March Madness game days. Serve them with a Belgium-style Tripel beer.

Technique tip: Place a beer mug or glass in the freezer to chill it before pouring your beverage.

Swap option: If you can't find Muenster, you could swap with a white American or another semi-soft cheese that melts well. Similarly, you could swap the ham with a honey roasted turkey.


    • 8 slices sourdough bread
    • 1/2 pound honey baked ham, sliced
    • 1/2 pound Muenster cheese, sliced
    • Salted butter, room temp


1. Heat a grill pan over medium heat.

2. Generously butter one side of bread slices.

3. Place a few slices of ham and cheese in between the unbuttered sides.

4. Add sandwiches to pan, butter side down, over medium heat.

5. Grill for a few minutes per side, until the bread is nice and golden and the cheese is melted. Serve alongside a cold Belgium-style Tripel beer!

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