Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich you will never make grilled cheese any other way

It's all in your choice of ingredients.

There are two things that come to mind when trying to create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. First, I like to include a protein factor. This guarantees my meat-loving family will gobble it up. Secondly, I try to match the meat with a perfectly, paired melty cheese. 

When using stellar ingredients, you only need to include a few to make a great tasting meal. Since I knew I was going to be using Boar’s Head SmokeMaster Beechwood Black Forest Ham, finding the perfect cheese to match the rich, smooth and distinct flavor of the ham was paramount to creating an epic, tasting sandwich.

 Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich the ham
The ham is naturally smoked with imported German beechwood, a flavor we rarely taste here in America. Have your grocery store deli slice the ham very thin, which is going to allow you to pile on as much as you possibly can between the bread slices. 

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich smoked gouda
I decided on smoked Gouda cheese to pair with the smoked ham. Its creamy texture and salty taste elevated the distinct flavors in the smoked ham. Together, on sourdough bread, they are a taste powerhouse and something you need to experience for yourself.

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich bread
My number one smoke house rule includes pairing food with enough distinction in each bite. This way one flavor is not lost on the other. You will experience that with this grilled cheese sandwich. It's a smoked food lover's delight.

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich building the sandwich
Boar's Head also has their own set of smoke house rules when it comes to creating perfectly smoked meats. It's one of the reasons this sandwich tastes so darn good!! Starting with such a great product makes my job in the kitchen so much easier, not to mention delicious. They do all the work so I don't have to. 

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich sand
Do you have your own set of "Smoke House Rules"? Maybe you love to smoke your own meat or you have someone do it for you?

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich bread press
A fancy sandwich maker is not necessary when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich. I use this little press to help flatten my sandwich down, but it's not required either. However, it really is a useful kitchen tool.

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich stack
Whether you're watching the game this weekend or you need a quick, but delicious weeknight meal, this sandwich is going to pack on the flavor punch. Fair warning.

You don't want to miss out on something so easy to put together. Make sure to stop by the deli counter and pick up your ham today. 

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich its all about the ingredients
How could you even pass this stack up? Swoon.

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Print Recipe

Epic Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com. | Serves: 4


  • 8 slices sturdy sourdough bread
  • butter, softened
  • shredded, smoked Gouda cheese
  • 24 slices Boar’s Head SmokeMaster Beechwood Smoked Black Forest Ham


  • Butter slices of sourdough bread, one side only. Build each sandwich by layering cheese, 6 slices of ham and more cheese to the unbuttered side of half of the bread. Top each sandwich with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.
  • Preheat a nonstick skillet over low heat, adding a small amount of butter to the pan. Heat sandwich until bread is golden brown and cheese begins to melt. Flip sandwich over and repeat. Remove from pan when sandwich is heated through. Serve immediately.
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18 Comments and 6 Replies

  1. Dear Cathy, epic indeed! Love the Boar’s Head smoked ham. Delicious. Gouda is a favorite too…wish I could reach through and get on delicious bite of that golden sandwich….

  2. Cathy I am blown away by your use of shredded cheese! Why have we been using puny ole slices of cheese when we could just heap it on?

  3. Epic is right! I love the cheesy goodness. I wish I didn’t look at these so early in my day because now I will be craving these all day!

  4. Keiko 7

    I love your use of stellar ingredients to make simple recipes awesome! Your pickle sandwich has made my husband a believer and I have been making your homemade sliders for years.

    I sometimes add a light drizzle of honey into my grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.

  5. Sara 9

    These really do look epic, ham and cheese is a favorite around here so I can’t wait to make these sandwiches!

  6. Boar’s Head meats and cheeses are some of my favorites and I love the look and sound of your epic grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ll have to look for that sandwich press too, what a great idea for grilled cheese making!

  7. Kristyn 13

    I love grilled cheese sandwiches! This sounds delicious! :)

  8. Epic is right!! This looks like an amazing sandwich Cathy!

  9. I love your press and this sandwich is certainly epic! It looks amazing! Love that big ole’ stack!!

  10. I looove making grilled cheese for a quick weeknight meal and this one looks perfect!

  11. Karly 17

    So, how bad would it be for me to eat that entire stack of sandwiches? Because yum.

  12. This is epic alright!! I need that press!!

  13. Most definitely need to make this for my family soon! They will go crazy for these epic sandwiches!

  14. This is my kind of sandwich! Crazy good!

  15. Shredded cheese is my secret too! It makes the sammie perfect. This looks down right amazing. Pinned.

  16. Truly epic! I want this everyday!!

  17. Margi 23

    Boar’s Head is the ham of choice in our household but I just made grilled cheese with the ham last week but without even thinking I just put on regular American cheese. Good but not as good as what it could have been. Now I wonder how soon I can get away with serving grilled cheese again.

  18. Renee 24

    Boar’s Head is my all time favorite deli food. Unfortunately I have to go to the priciest grocery stores to find it. BTW, a meunster cheese would be delish with this.


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