2 slices of yummeriffic bread (I like sourdough, a dense mutligrain, and seeded rye)
Dijon or spicy brown mustard
1.5 oz shredded smoked gouda
1fresh, juicy, sweet tomato
Assorted fresh herbs (I like basil, thyme, rosemary)
Extra virgin olive oil
Course salt and pepper
Smart balance, butter, margarine, pam, whatever you like.
How to make it
Slice tomato as thin or as thick as you like it. Place in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh herbs, and course salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, smear one side of each piece of bread with butter.
Lay one piece of bread down, dry side up. Spread mustard on the dry slice and sprinkle with enough cheese to cover. Layer herbed tomato slices over cheese, and sprinkle another layer of gouda. Add another layer of tomato slices and remaining cheese.
Apply mustardy goodness to the other piece of bread (not the side with butter, duh) and place it atop your sammich, butter side up.
Grill on a hot skillet or griddle (or one of those George Foreman things) until golden, gooey, melty, and yumyumyumerlicious.
Allow to sit a minute or two before cutting. Enjoy being a grownup and eating a totally awesome grilled cheese.