Prince Edward County Rustic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serves 4
Level of difficulty: easy

This recipe has become a “signature luncheon” dish at the Merrill Inn,
as it utilizes many County specialties.


8 slices of good quality grain bread
1 pound of Black River Extra Old Cheddar Cheese, sliced
4 slices of Black Forest Ham
2 Waupoos MacIntosh apples, sliced
¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons of amber maple syrup


Cream together the butter and maple syrup.

Layer each sandwich with cheese, ham and apples.

Spread each outside slice of bread with the butter and maple syrup mixture.

Brown the sandwich on both sides in a non-stick frying pan.

Heat the sandwich in the oven to thoroughly melt the cheese.

Serve with seasoned potato chips and baby greens.

Note: We serve this with a Spiced Pear and Tomato Chutney that is specially prepared by Chef Michael Sullivan and can be purchased at the Merrill Inn and other specialty food shops.

This recipe was created by Michael Sullivan, chef of the Merrill Inn, located at 343 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Toll free number: 1-866-567-5969.

If you'd like more delicious recipes and wine pairings, join my newsletter.

Visit 's wine and food blog Merrill Inn.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like these pork and wine recipe pairings:

Return to recipe homepage.