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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2

French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

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Deli Style
Sliced Bread


  • 8 slices of Villaggio Artesano® Original White Bread
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp (30g) Butter
  • 2 tbsp (30g) Sugar
  • 2 Vidalia Onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (250ml) Beef Stock
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Sherry
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5g) Thyme
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) Brandy
  • 8 slices Gruyere Cheese
  • 8 slices Fontina Cheese
  • 1/4 cup (62.5g) Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp (60g) Butter


  1. In a heavy non-stick frying pan, heat olive oil, and butter over medium heat until melted, then add sugar and onions tossing to coat
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and sauté for 20 – 30 minutes stirring every now and then until onions are dark golden brown and well caramelized
  3. Deglaze with beef stock, sherry, and red wine vinegar, scraping up browned bits on the bottom and sides of the pot
  4. Add thyme and keep cooking until reduced, then add in brandy and continue to cook until there is no liquid at the bottom of the pan
  5. Add 2 gruyere cheese slices to each of the 4 slices of bread then scoop the onion mixture overtop and layer with 2 slices of fontina cheese and top with grated parmesan and the other slice of bread
  6. In a heavy non-stick frying pan, melt 2 tbsp (30g) butter, and cook 2 sandwiches over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until cheese is fully melted and sandwiches are golden brown
  7. Press down if needed, to facilitate cooking
  8. Repeat the process with the remaining 2 sandwiches
  9. Serve immediately