California Classic Grilled Cheese





Featuring plenty of Cabot Salted Butter and delicious Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese, our classic avocado tomato grilled cheese is an incredibly tasty dish, and it’s sure to be a winner in your home. Our recipe makes two servings, and is quite easy to prepare. It features plenty of healthy ingredients, such as vine-ripened tomatoes and avocado, but it also features some of our popular pepper jack cheese and salted butter to really crank up the flavor factor. We suggest making this sandwich for lunch, but you can also make it for dinner too—if you decide to make grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, pair the sandwiches with fresh tomato soup. The combination is absolutely to-die-for! If you think your friends and family might enjoy making this recipe, please feel free to share it with them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Ready to whip up some California grilled cheese sandwiches? Aside from being delicious, California grilled cheese sandwiches are very simple to make. You’ll only need a few ingredients to get started. In order to make these sandwiches, you’ll need one tablespoon of Cabot Salted Butter, four slices of sourdough bread, four ounces of Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese (sliced thinly if possible), six slices of fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and ½ of an avocado, sliced up. Once you have all your ingredients assembled, you can begin making the sandwich by melting your butter over medium-low heat in a skillet. Then place two slices of bread on the skillet, and place cheese, avocado and tomato on each slice. Place the rest of your bread on top. Cook until the bottom portion of the sandwich turns a nice, crispy golden brown. Then flip and repeat. Serve once the cheese has melted sufficiently.

Did you enjoy our recipe for an avocado tomato grilled cheese? We hope so. If you’re interested in trying another one of our sandwich recipes, then please give our Cheddar and Pear Panini sandwich a try—the pear-and-cheese combo makes for a delectable sandwich. Cabot is a cooperative of New York and New England farm families, and we work hard to produce our award-winning cheeses. We’d love to hear your thoughts about our California Classic Grilled Cheese recipe, so after trying it, do us a favor and please rate and review it. Can’t wait to hear from you!


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • About 6 slices large vine-ripened tomato
  • ½ avocado, sliced


  1. MELT butter in large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. TOP two bread slices with cheese, tomato and avocado. Place remaining bread slices on top.
  3. TRANSFER to skillet and cook slowly until golden on underside, reducing heat if needed. Turn and cook until sandwiches are golden on second side and cheese is melted.



Serving Size
1 sandwich
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
32.5 grams
Saturated Fat
15 grams
75 milligrams
1377 milligrams
116 grams
8 grams
38 grams
497 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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