It has recently come to my attention that eating Nutella and cheese sandwiches is a thing, particular in Germany. I will try anything once, so when this interesting combination of flavors and textures ended up in my crosshairs, I knew I had to make it. Gouda is the type of cheese recommended for this unconventional sandwich, so that's what I chose to do as well.
I chose to grill the sandwich to melt the cheese and cause the textures of the Nutella and the cheese to be more similar. Since Gouda is a hard cheese, I figured that could be an initial turn-off to have such a dichotomy along with flavors that I wasn't even sure would work well together in the first place!
I grilled it up, sliced it in half (diagonally, of course) and my husband and I crossed our fingers and each took a bite.
I had no idea what to expect, but this combination... it kinda works, actually. Grilling the sandwich was a good choice. The cheese matched the ooey gooey texture of the Nutella, and the mild flavor of the Gouda neither overpowers or gets lost with the Nutella.
The combination of cheese and sweets is not lost on me - I love apples and cheddar fondue or cheddar cheese with apple pie. Chicago mix popcorn (cheddar and caramel popcorn) - but cheese with chocolate is one I'd never tried before, not counting cream cheese of course.
So Nutella and Gouda... I can get behind that. We only ate a few bites as I'm sure eating the whole thing would have killed us instantly, but there's no doubting that this is a tasty duo. I recommend giving it a try! I decided not to put an actual print-friendly recipe in this post because... well, because it's a grilled sammich with cheese and Nutella. That'd be like me telling you guys how to make a bowl of milk and cereal.
Have you tried eating Nutella with cheese? Let me know in the comments!