On the menu: Cuba Cheese Sandwiches
My grandfather is from Cuba, New York (upstate NY). In Cuba, there is a cheese shoppe that has sharp white cheddar cheese. My grandfather and grandmother (Popa and Nana) always pick up some of this cheese when they make their yearly visit to Cuba. When my mom was growing up, my Nana would make Cuba Cheese sandwiches for them. Anyway, I don't know if this is a common Cuba, NY fare, but we had these sandwiches many a time while growing up. My mom made them & taught us. And now my hubby & I love to make them from time to time ourselves. I did not have any official Cuba Cheese Shoppe cheese in my fridge, so I bought Cabot sharp Vermont cheddar and used that this week.
Broil some bread until it's lightly toasted, then flip it over on the cookie sheet and place slices of the Cuba cheese on the bread.
Stick it back under the broiler until the cheese is melty. My grandmother and mom have also placed tomato slices on top of the cheese and the tomato gets warm and soft while the cheese melts. So so good!
Easy, quick weeknight supper (or lunch!)
Until Next Time,
Much love, Reba