Tallegio Grilled Cheese with Chorizo

This recipe stacks all of our favorite flavors into one creamy, crispy, spicy sandwich. Tallegio is our pick of the weepy and deliciously stinky cheeses, but feel free to spread something milder, like brie, onto your version of this recipe. Play with the heat, too, by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes you add to the homemade chorizo.

Pass these to guests as a warm appetizer. Or, plate a pair of sandwiches to match a mug of soup for supper.

Yield: 12-15 sandwiches , Prep time: 20-30 minutes , Cook time: 10 minutes



  1. Mix together the pork, black pepper, kosher salt, paprika, cumin, coriander, sugar, wine, garlic, and red pepper flakes; transfer to a sauté pan and crumble as it cooks.
  2. Prep the rest of your ingredients: thinly slice the baguette on the bias and smear half of the slices with tallegio (as much or as little as you like).
  3. Top the tallegio-smeared slices with a spoonful of the crumbled chorizo and place another piece of bread on top . Repeat until all the sandwiches are made.
  4. Next, spread one side of the sandwiches with butter and place butter side down on a preheated griddle. As the sandwiches toast, smear the second side with butter. Once the first side is golden brown, flip and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove the hot sandwiches from the heat and finish each one with a spear of Quick Pickled Asparagus. Serve right away.

Tips + Tricks

**To save time you can butter the griddle instead of each sandwich -- but be generous with the butter so each sandwich gets a taste.