Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Ketchup

Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Homemade Ketchup

This post came about over a discussion on taste, as in the tastes of salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami. I was asked which was my favourite way to experience umami, and my gut response was cheese! It got me thinking, the classic combination of umami in cheese and in the high levels of glutamic acid found in tomatoes is best expressed in the classic pairing of a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in tomato ketchup (although pizza and cheese lasagna were close runners up).

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