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Venissimo (finally!) adds grilled cheese sandwiches to its menu

A delicious sign of the times at Liberty Public Market’s Venissimo.
A delicious sign of the times at Liberty Public Market’s Venissimo.
(Lori Weisberg photo)

Venissimo Cheese, San Diego’s premier purveyor of fine cheese from around the world, has added five grilled cheese sandwiches to its LPM repertoire. When my cheesehead friend and I saw the sign for them, we let out an audible gasp. Why haven’t they thought it this sooner? There’s the obligatory Caprese, a sweet (double cream brie and fig jam) a savory (sharp cheddar and spicy jam), a Bavarian (mustard ale cheddar and smoked prosciutto) and the aptly named Gouda Idea (sweet Gouda and spicy soppressata).

Sandwiches are $10 and come with a free Chuao chocolate or fruit. My friend and I split the savory sandwich — we ate our mini Chuao Firecracker, with dark chocolate, sea salt, chipotle and popping candy, while our grilled cheese was on the panini press — and loved every ooey, gooey bite of it. Not too spicy, it might be be the best grilled cheese either one of us has had.


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