Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese |The Hungry Housewife

Before I get into the recipe for the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND

Let me tell you about a fun recipe contest Great Midwest Cheese is having..

Great Midwest is looking for the BEST GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH recipe.

If you think you have what it takes, you could win the grand prize of a weekend trip to a city in the Great Midwest(see official rules),  one of 2 Cuisinart Panini Presses for the silver prizes or the bronze tier prizes consist of 5 winner that will win a grilled cheese cookbook.

You will be judged on 1)The use of Great Midwest Cheese  2)Taste  3)Creativity/Originality
**You also get BONUS points for sharing your participation on Facebook!!! Just make sure you tag @greatmidwest in your Facebook post!

Need to know where to purchase Great Midwest Cheese? Click HERE It’s available at Target and Super Target in my area!!


 

What I am about to tell you about is the most epic Grilled Cheese IN.ALL.THE.LAND

My mouth is watering just writing this post.

Lemme’ break it down for you…

You have 2 nicely buttered hearty Italian bread slices, turkey chunks, homemade cranberry sauce, and the most amazing cheese I have ever tasted….Great Midwest Cheese.

Please do not be scared of homemade cranberry sauce. It’s the easiest condiment to make.

You take your cranberries (I stock up at the holidays and freeze them, so I can have cranberries all year long)

Homemade Cranberry Sauce | The Hungry Housewife

Get your little one to squeeze some fresh orange juice.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce | The Hungry Housewife

Mix it together with some sugar, orange zest and the cranberries.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce | The Hungry Housewife

Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Easy Peasy.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce | The Hungry Housewife

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

 

5.0 from 14 reviews

Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese & Review
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Turkey and Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ingredients
Sandwich
  • 2 thick cut pieces Italian Bread
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Turkey Chunks ( your desired amount)
  • 2 tablespoons Cranberry Sauce (recipe below)
  • 8⅛” slices Cranberry Cheddar Great Midwest Cheese
Cranberry Sauce
  • 1½ cups fresh Cranberries
  • ½ cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • ⅓ cup White Sugar
  • zest of 1 Orange
Instructions
Cranberry Sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberries, orange juice,sugar and orange zest.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
  3. Allow to cool and store in refrigerator.
Sandwich
  1. Spread one side of each piece of bread with butter.
  2. Place 1 slice of bread, buttered side down in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add 4 slices of cheese to the slice of bread.
  4. Top the cheese with 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce.
  5. Add turkey to the top of cranberry sauce.
  6. Add remaining 4 slices of cheese.
  7. Place the other slice of bread buttered side up.
  8. Cook for about 4 minutes per side until bread is golden and cheese has melted.

 


 

You know I have lots of product reviews, only the ones I love actually make it on the site.

When Great Midwest contacted me about the cheese review, I almost passed it up.
You see, I thought I wasn’t a cheese person.
Cheese/fruit and cracker tray at a party??? Pffft, not touching that.
The extent of my cheese eating was when I was pregnant with my second child, I CRAVED fried mozzarella cheese sticks…like I needed them. I couldn’t live without them. I cried for them, seriously.

Great Midwest Cheese has changed me forever. Sounds pretty cheesy doesn’t it?

I said cheesy. Ha ha

I went from only eating cheese with child, to wanting cheese every night….

Below you will find my new MUST HAVE craving.

Blueberry Cobbler Great Midwest Cheese, on Wheat Thins topped with my homemade cranberry sauce. HEAVEN.

Great Midwest Cheese Snack

Take a gander at the blueberry marbling in the Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar. I. CANT. EVEN

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Their flavors are all so intriguing…and all so amazing! There really is a flavor for everyone.

The cast of Savory Cheddars are
Chipotle Cheddar
Naturally Smoked Cheddar
Garlic and Dill Cheddar
Horseradish Cheddar

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

The sweet Cheddars are my favorite
Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar
Cranberry Cheddar

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

Mango Fire Cheddar
Apple Cinnamon Cheddar

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

The Monterey Jack flavors are life changing as well.
I used the Morel & Leek Jack on my hamburgers and it melted amazing…like buttah.

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

The Salsa Jack, Oh heavens. I shredded it over some tortilla chips, popped it in the microwave for some some instant Nachos! Took all of 30 seconds. Soooooooooo good!

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

My husband ate ALLLLL of the Habanero Jack(not all in one sitting).

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife

And the Jalapeño Jack has the perfect amount of spice!

Great Midwest Cheese | The Hungry Housewife


 

GIVEAWAY *****CONTEST CLOSED***

One winner will win all of Great Midwest Cheeses (ALL 12 varieties)

Rules:

Open to US residents only.
Contest ends Monday Aug 12th nd 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com

Main Entry

(Required)
1.) What is your favorite cheese?
(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry,extra entries not required)
2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/l2rkadb for a delicious CHEESEY #Giveaway from @hungryhousewife
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag Visit the @hungryhousewife for a CHEESY giveaway from @greatmidwest http://tinyurl.com/l2rkadb
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.)Like Great Midwest Cheese on Facebook
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**Post sponsored by Great Midwest Cheese. However ALL opinions are 100% mine**

**Update Aug 12**
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