See how to elevate the grilled cheese sandwich to an entirely new level of awesome. A ripe pear, brie, and crusty French bread make a purely amazing grilled cheese sandwich. You’ll butter the bread generously—that’s kind of the key here. Lay down some sliced brie with a little freshly ground black pepper and thyme and top it off with the thinly sliced pear. Then grill it in the skillet until golden brown and melty. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwich. The crispy crust plays perfectly against the soft, warm, gooey cheese and the sweetness of the pear.