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A golden brown grilled cheese sandwich, cut in half and stacked on a wooden log slice serving board, on a wood background with a jar of fig jam and dried fruit.

Fig and Gruyere Grilled Cheese

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


Forget cheddar or American – the best fig and Gruyere grilled cheese is going to blow your mind. The sweet, savory flavor combo is a whole new way to lunch.


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of your favorite crusty bread (I used sourdough)
  • 1/4 cup homemade fig jam (or your favorite store bought variety)
  • 1 1/2 oz goat cheese, softened enough to spread
  • 2 oz Gruyere cheese, sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat skillet on medium-low.
  2. Butter one side each of both slices of bread, then spread the opposite side of one slice with fig jam, and the other slice with goat cheese.
  3. Place jam-covered slice of bread butter-side down on the heated skillet. Top with slices of Gruyere, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the other slice of bread on top, goat cheese side down.
  5. Cook until the browned on the bottom, approximately 4 minutes. Carefully flip the sandwich and continue to cook until the opposite side is browned and the cheese is melted, about 4 more minutes.
  6. Slice in half and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Sandwiches
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lunch

Keywords: grilled cheese, fig, fig jam, gruyere