What is more delicious than a golden brown grilled cheese sandwich? Well maybe this grilled goat cheese sandwich with sweet jam and thyme. Of all the cheese sandwiches I have tried in the past, this is definitely one of my favorites so far.

grilled goat cheese sandwich

Grilled goat cheese sandwich

For this delicious grilled cheese sandwich I’ve used sourdough bread but you can use any kind of bread you like. I love the texture of sour dough. In addition to that you need creamy goat cheese, some fresh thyme and a jam you like. I’ve used cherry jam here but strawberry jam or any other jam will do fine too. You can even use cranberry compote if you happen to have that.

I’ve made grilled goat cheese sandwiches before but so far mostly a savory version with red peppers, roasted peppers and tomato slices. That is also quite good but I loved this sweeter version.

How to make

Making the sandwich is super easy. You need a large skillet for this. You might have a grilled cheese sandwich maker or a toaster oven but I do prefer to make this in a pan. You take two slices of bread and add a generous amount of the goat cheese to one side of the bread. Top that with the jam and some of the thyme leaves. Add the other slice of the bread. Now on the outer side of each slice of bread you spread a generous amount of unsalted butter. The butter side needs to be on the outside.That will give it that beautiful crispy outside. If you want you can do this with olive oil as well. I just think the butter is better in browning the bread slices. You can use a pastry brush to add the olive oil to the bread slices.

Now place the skillet on medium heat. You don’t want it to go too quick as you want melty cheese on your sandwich. So it does need a bit of time and if your skillet is on too high heat it will burn before it melts. If you want to help the melting a bit you can place a lid on the pan for some of the time in order for the soft goat cheese to melt quicker. 

Variations and additions

While this is a pretty basic sandwich, you can definitely make some additions to the grilled goat cheese sandwich. I love adding some balsamic vinegar on the cheese as that works really well with the tangy goat cheese. Some caramelized onion is also great to add on top and works well with the goat cheese. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese you could even make this with cheddar cheese although not so sure if I would like the flavor of cheddar in combination with the jam. I would rather opt for blue cheese and make another grilled cheese sandwich entirely with the cheddar.

I’m planning a whole series on grilled cheese sandwiches so stay tuned for more of that!

grilled goat cheese sandwich

Grilled goat cheese sandwich with jam and thyme

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Creamy goat cheese, sweet jam, and a spicy hint of thyme. This delicious grilled goat cheese sandwich is one you'll want to make!
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Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes

1 person


  • 2 slices sour dough bread
  • 3 tbsp cherry jam or other jam of your choice
  • 75 g soft goat cheese
  • 1 sprig thyme leaves only
  • 25 gr butter

How to make the grilled goat cheese sandwich

  • To make the sandwich, start by topping 1 of the slices of bread. Spread the goat cheese slices over the bread and cover with the marmalade. Sprinkle some thyme leaves on top.
  • Place the other slice of bread on top and spread both slices with butter.
  • Melt the rest of the butter in a frying pan and fry the sandwich on both sides until golden brown. You can help the cheese melt by putting a lid on the pan for the last few minutes.

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 892kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 7mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist