I love Passover and all of the symbolism and stories and the special foods the holiday carries. Passover meant huge dinners with family and friends, somehow managing to squeeze in one or two more chairs for last-minute guests who could not bear to miss the fun. From the days of being the giggling children at the table impatient for the meal to begin; to teens snickering about wicked sons and stealing sips of wine; to joyfully watching the next generation hunt for the afikomen-Pesach has always filled my heart with delights.
Since I will eat matzoh anytime and consider it a treat, the main food of Passover is not a boring burden for me. For many however, anything that can help break the monotony is welcome. So when I saw that Cabot was making a Kosher for Passover cheddar, I knew that I needed to try to make a Passover acceptable version of my favorite sandwich, the humble grilled cheese. Since wine is a big part of the holiday celebration, I used it in my recipe but you can use apple juice for the kiddies if you wish.
Drunken Passover Grilled Cheese
Kosher for Passover cheddar cheese
Kosher for Passover Port or other sweet wine
Heat butter in a non-stick frying pan
Slice cheese into thin slices
Pour some wine into a shallow dish or plate
Dip two pieces of matzo in wine until wet through but not soaked & soft
Immediately, layer slices of cheese between matzo pieces
Cook in butter until cheese is melted and matzo is toasty (if you’ll pardon the expression during Pesach)