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Cheese #2: Dofino creamy havarti

As was the case with the Nachos & Cheese Super Bowl Grilled Cheese, I felt that one cheese was not enough. This Wisconsin havarti was also on sale, so why not have something a bit sharp and a bit creamy mixed together? This cheese is smooth and buttery and a perfect contrast to the cheddar. The harvarti would be great on a grilled cheese just by itself and worked perfectly in this sandwich.


I kept going back and forth on what to include in the mashed potatoes themselves and what to include in the sandwich. I had some general idea and then continued to think about the it ingredient that would send the sandwich over the top.

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to include garlic (I used roasted garlic) and chives or green onions directly in the mashed potatoes. (Keep in mind, chives and green onions are similar ingredients and used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same.) I went with chopped green onions for this sandwich. I used approximately two stalks for two sandwiches and some left over mashed potatoes. Both the garlic and green onions added a great kick (not spicy kick though) that resonated throughout the dish and was the reason the sandwich was so successful.

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