Grilled cheese is one of the greatest gifts. Outside of Raekwon and Pizza, its up there with my favorite things. Hook it up with GOOD bread, GOOD cheese,  FRESH tomatoes and a balsamic reduction and you just went to a whole new place. Easy.

-Ciabatta bread, sliced in half
-Irish Cheddar, thinly sliced (I used Dubliner)
-Two slices red tomato
-Two slices yellow tomato
-1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar
-cracked pepper to taste

Toast bread in a toaster until golden. Transfer to baking sheet and layer cheese, then tomatoes, then pepper. Place under broiler high heat. Broil for about 5-6 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Meanwhile make balsamic reduction on the stovetop. Add 1/4 cup of balsamic to a saucepan on medium high heat. When it begins to bubble, swirl constantly for about 3 minutes or until the liquid has thickened and reduced to half. It should be a syrupy consistency. Remove grilled cheese from oven and drizzle balsamic on top. Serve immediately!

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