medium vine-ripened tomato, cut into ¼" thick slices
ounces Gouda cheese
tablespoon extra virgin Olive Oil, plus more for brushing the bread
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
slices whole wheat bread
In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and swirl to coat. When the oil is hot, add the tomato slices and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 1 - 2 minutes per side. Transfer tomatoes to a plate. Brush the bread on both sides with the oil. Set 2 or 3 tomato slices onto two of the bread slices. Grate Gouda over the tomatoes and top with the remaining bread. Wipe out the saute pan and place it over medium-high heayt. When the pan is hot, add the sandwiches; cook until the bread is golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. Turn the sandwiches over and grill to brown on the other side, another 2 - 3 minutes. Serve immediately.