A Grate Chef

Nova Scotia’s Chef Michael Howell (Tempest Restaurant) is officially the Big Cheese.

On August 24, 2010, Dairy Farmers of Canada named Howell’s Panini Toscano Canada’s “gratest” grilled cheese sandwich. The Grate Canadian Grilled Cheese Cook-Off, saw top chefs from across Canada put their spin on this classic Canadian favourite.

“Canadians are sure to be inspired by these incredible grilled cheese creations,” said Chef Michael Howell. “This wonderful Cook–Off and my fellow chefs have all shown us that making a winning grilled cheese sandwich is simple – all you need is bread, your favourite Canadian cheese and some imagination.”

His Panini Toscano combined the flavours of figs, prosciutto, arugula, and Canadian Gouda cheese from Fox Hill Cheese House. For the recipe, click here.

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