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The tried-and-true combination of ham and cheese is tweaked just slightly for this sandwich. We paired Cambozola’s creamy texture and pungent flavor with Black Forest ham, sweet caramelized onions, and grilled rye for an update on the deli classic.
What to buy: Cambozola is a German blue cheese that has the creaminess of Camembert mixed with the earthiness of Gorgonzola. It can be found at high-end grocery stores and at cheese shops. If you can’t find it, Gorgonzola dolce makes a nice substitute.
Beverage pairing: Hartley & Gibson’s Amontillado, Spain. If you think of this sandwich as a tapa, you might be tempted to pair it with sherry, as they would in Andalucia. The best match is a light amontillado that has the nuttiness to go with the cheese and some acidity to cut through the ham’s fat. This amontillado is off-dry, and the caramelized onions on the sandwich introduce sweetness to the combo.
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