A sweet and savory take on a grilled cheese! Made with crispy bacon, sweet blackberry jam and our award-winning Vintage Lot 18, a Gouda aged for 18 months with notes of toasted walnuts and a slight crystalline texture.


Serving: 2

Cook Time: 12 minutes

  • ¼ cup blackberry jam
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
  • ½ cup packed baby arugula
  • 6 ounce wedge of Artikaas Vintage Lot 18 cheese, shredded

aged gouda grilled cheese


  1. Spread jam evenly on one side of each slice of bread. Spread butter evenly over the opposite side of each bread slice.
  2. Top 2 slices of bread, jam-side-up, with 3 slices of bacon and arugula. Top evenly with roughly 1/2 cup Artikaas Vintage Lot 18 and remaining bread slices, jam-side-down.
  3. Press roughly 1/4 cup of cheese into the buttered sides of each sandwich.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working with 1 sandwich at a time, cook until bread is toasted and cheese is crispy and golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining sandwich. Cut and enjoy!

grilled cheese Vintage Lot 18 Gouda