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This unique grilled cheese recipe takes the nostalgic sandwich we all know and love to the next level with melty brie, sweet pears, peppery arugula, crunchy hazelnuts, and a drizzle of honey. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Brie, Pear, and Hazelnuts

A next level grilled cheese sandwich

Come on now, who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich when it’s cold out. Especially when it’s paired with a piping hot bowl of tomato soup, the combination of crusty bread and melted cheese reminds us of our younger days. Dara takes the humble grilled cheese to the next level with this grown-up variation that uses tangy brie cheese, peppery arugula, crunchy hazelnuts, and sweet pears for a flavor and texture combination that’s out of this world.


Dara Michalski

Food Blogger & Writer

Dara Michalski from Cookin' Canuck

My cooking and view on health recently went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. My recipes reflect the meals I serve my family – full of flavor, occasionally naughty, and with a focus on health and moderation.

Dara is the writer, blogger, and photographer behind Cookin’ Canuck where she shares her unique healthy spin on recipes that your entire family will enjoy. Raised in Vancouver (hence, the “Canuck”), she now resides in Utah where she’s lived for the past 17 years. One of the things we love about Dara is that after going through a transformation in 2011 where she lost 30 pounds, she’s now committed herself to cooking and eating in moderation (with the occasional “naughty” creation!) without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. This is the kind of food that makes you feel good and thanks to Dara for sharing her journey with us!

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