Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Think of this as pimento cheese that took a junior year abroad. It's classic comfort with a tiny bit of spicy-sour crunch; Asian flavors play up the slight lychee sweetness of the wine, while cheese throws the food-friendly acidity into focus.
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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2 pieces white bread

1/2 cup grated Cheddar

1/4 cup kimchi, drained and coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Top 1 piece of bread with 1/4 cup grated Cheddar, kimchi, the remaining 1/4 cup grated Cheddar, and then the other slice of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise over the top slice, then add to the skillet mayonnaise-side down and cook for 3 minutes, pressing slightly to flatten. Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on the top slice of bread, flip, and cook until golden, another 3 minutes. Quarter the sandwich and serve.
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