On Tuesday, I was happy to spend 9 fun-filled hours at the Stampede grounds, going on rides and eating the classics we love. But if you need more than mini donuts to satisfy your Midway cravings, why not try something new? Making my way to Melt Town Grilled Cheese and Poutine near the Agriculture Building, I decided to try their Glazed Donut Grilled Cheese! As described on the Calgary Stampede blog, “the sweetness of the donut works in harmony with the savory melted string cheese.”
Even after paying a pricey $10 for the grilled cheese, I was excited to try this creation. This was well-advertised at Melt Town’s food truck, so I wanted to see if it would live up to the hype. Once I got my order, I was surprised at the small portion size. But don’t let that disappoint you because good things come in small packages! After taking my first bite, I was immediately hit by the sweetness of the donut and the crunchy sandwich crust. Every time you go in for a bite, you can expect your fingers to get sticky from the glaze!
The bursts of sweetness from the donut was a pleasant contrast to the slice of ham and the Cheddar, Havarti, Mozzarella, and Colby Jack cheeses that come with Melt Town’s sandwiches. The donut grilled cheese also comes with a sauce that happens to be a house made tropical tomato soup dip. Unfortunately, with my hustle and bustle around the Stampede grounds, I did not get the chance to try out the sauce. But like the sandwich, you never know what to expect, so I suggest you give the sauce a taste when you get the chance!
Even when a glazed donut grilled cheese does not come to mind when craving a mid-afternoon snack, I am a firm believer of trying something new. So on those hot Stampede days where you can’t decide between eating something sweet or savory, don’t compromise with this sandwich!