Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Grilled Cheese, Tomato and Onion Sandwich
Grilled Gruyere on Asiago Cheese Bread
Makes 4 Sandwiches
1 ounce dry white wine
4 ounces Gruyere cheese, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 slices of Panera Asiago Cheese bread, sliced 1" thick
Toast the sliced Asiago Cheese bread in a toaster, on the grill, or under the broiler. For each sandwich, moisten the bottom piece of toasted bread with wine using a pastry brush or your fingertips. Next, spread mustard on bottom piece of bread, then add one fourth of the cheese, tomato, and onion. Grind a generous amount of pepper over the sandwich and top with another slice of toasted bread. Return the sandwich to the grill or broiler until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.