Jolly Holiday Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Jolly Holiday Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

August is National Sandwich month and the Foodie Extravaganza asked us to share our favorite sandwiches. This one definitely qualifies as a favorite for me. The Jolly Holiday Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich is a sinful combination of three cheeses, pancetta and blackberry jam grilled to perfection. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

This is a regular menu item at Disneyland’s Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. This recipe is an official recipe that I found on the Disneyland News website. It is no longer available at that source but luckily for you I have the recipe here for you to enjoy. The menu calls for Swiss, Jack and Fiscalini Cheddar Cheese. Fiscalini is a specific cheese farm in California and they used a white cheddar. The menu calls for bacon but the recipe called for pancetta. I definitely recommend the pancetta, an Italian bacon, as it grills quickly and provides a bit of a different bacon flavor than our traditional bacon. The sandwich is served with blackberry jam, which is perfect for dipping your sandwich in before each delicious bite.

Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

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Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

Swiss, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses with pancetta and Blackberry Jam on grilled sourdough bread.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 12 slices pancetta
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices aged cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar blackberry preserves


  1. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes until hot. Add pancetta and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until crispy. You may need to work in batches to cook all the pancetta. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Heat sauté pan on medium heat for 3 minutes until warm. Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place one slice of bread in pan, buttered side down. Top with 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 1 slice of cheddar cheese, 2 slices of cooked pancetta, and 1 slice of Monterey jack cheese. Add remaining slices of bread, buttered side up.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook sandwich for two minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Turn sandwich and cook for 1-2 more minutes until desired texture and color.
  5. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  6. Serve each sandwich with 2 ounces of blackberry preserves.


Official Disney recipe from (no longer available online).


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Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich
Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich

More from Jolly Holiday

If you want to make an entire Jolly Holiday themed meal, I recommend Mini Strawberry Bundt Cake or Pineapple Upside Down Cake to finish ouff your meal.

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