The 12 Days of HoliDose: Day 8

In the childhood food graveyard, grilled cheese rests quietly beside PB & J, ants on a log, and E.L. Fudge. There’s something about the ubiquitous sandwich. It’s comforting, nostalgic, familiar — and, in many kitchens, somewhat forgotten. Cheese Dream is bringing it back in a big way: On December 4, the not-yet-launched Ann Arbor company will preview its sandwiches at HoliDose for the very first time.

This grilled cheese knows no age limits; perhaps because the chef knows his stuff. Jordan Ceresnie, chef at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, is the man behind this burgeoning business. Come Sunday, he’ll prepare three sandwiches (all vegetarian, no less) for the masses: fresh, hand-pulled mozzarella with tomato-olive tapenade; a French-onion-style concoction of caramelized onions and baby Swiss; and Monterey jack with roasted chilies and cilantro. Ceresnie will serve the sandwiches on bread from Dakota Bread Company in West Bloomfield, Michigan. We’d say it’s more fantasy than dream.

Bon appetit!