The State Fair

Featuring classic Midwestern ingredients that are complemented by Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar, this elevated grilled cheese sandwich is sure to please guests.

Recipe by Grilled Cheese Academy


  • 4 to 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 8 Slices firm white bread
  • 8 1.5- to 2-Ounce slices Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Medium Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Cup caramel topping
  • 1 Cup pulled pork tenderloin or store-bought barbecued pulled pork
  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar


  1. Spread butter evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium. Assemble sandwiches while skillet heats: On each of 4 slices of bread, buttered-side down, layer 1 cheese slice and then 1/4 of the apple slices, caramel topping, and pulled pork, followed by another slice of cheese. Top with remaining 4 bread slices, buttered-side up.
  2. Place sandwiches (1 or 2 at a time) in heated skillet. Grill 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese begins to melt. Flip and cook until bottom is brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  3. Place powdered sugar in sieve or sifter and liberally dust tops of sandwiches with it.