Wisconsin is all about beer, brats, and cheese. If you’ve ever driven by Miller Park on Brewer’s Game Day, you’ll see a sea of tailgaiting happening in the parking lots. If not, I’m sure you’ve heard stories and can trust me that it’s all about beer, brats and cheese!
So when I was at the Stein and Dine festival that is hosted by the wonderful Shepherd’s Express last weekend enjoying all the delicious Wisconsin Cheese, Beer and other foods, I couldn’t help but think that if there were a perfect Grilled Cheese for Wisconsinites, it would have to involve beer, brats and cheese! Here are some pictures of the handsome husband and I at the Stein and Dine festival.
The whole Stein and Dine event was fantastic (I mean, look at the swag bags (yes please), and mini tasting cups) but the highlight of the event was definitely the Beer and Cheese pairing and Beer and Chocolate pairings.
While at the pairings we had an Emmentaler cheese (a yellow medium-hard cheese that has a flavor similar to Swiss cheese), and when speaking with my husband about my grilled cheese idea, he suggested trying it with Emmentaler…a great suggestion from a great man 🙂
This Grilled cheese starts by simmering brats in beer, then frying them up, then crafting and grilling the grilled cheese, and voila, you have yourself a Drunken Wisconsinite Grilled Cheese!
I was surprised at the complexities of flavors, the pumpernickel bread paired with the emmentaler cheese, brats an onions, one delicious sandwich!
See, a little peak inside…yum!