Cheesy Apple-Bacon Melt

Treat yourself to a restaurant-quality sandwich at home! This version is stacked high with rich gorgonzola and spicy pepper jack cheeses, crispy bacon and the sweet surprise of apple slices. What's not to love?

Wisconsin Cheese Cheesy Apple-Bacon Melt Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gorgonzola or Monterey Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Fry bacon in a large skillet until fat begins to render. Sprinkle with garlic salt and cumin; fry bacon until crisp. Season with pepper to taste. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Wipe out the pan.
  2. Top a slice of bread with 2 pepper jack slices. Layer with the gorgonzola, bacon, kale and apple. Top with remaining pepper jack and bread. Spread butter on the outside of sandwich.
  3. Toast sandwich, covered, in the same pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until side is golden brown. Flip sandwich; cook, uncovered, 2-4 minutes longer or until bread is light golden brown and cheeses are melted. 

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Salemville® Amish Gorgonzola is an artisanal, blue-veined cheese that’s both creamy and crumbly. It's made in small batches and popular for its quality and flavor.

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