In the bowl of a mixer affixed with the paddle attachment, combine the shredded gouda, cream cheese, and black pepper.
Once the mixture is nicely combined, spread an equal amount on 4 pieces of multigrain flax bread. Top with remaining slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.
Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat until foaming, then griddle the 4 sandwiches until nicely crisped and browned on each side, about 1-2 minutes.
Transfer the sandwiches to a sheet pan with a wire rack. Place in the preheated oven.
In the same skillet, heat the honey until thin.
Add the bacon bits and crushed roasted pecans. Stir to combine.
Remove sandwiches from oven once cheese has melted and sandwiches are golden brown. To serve, spoon an equal amount of the honey bacon pecan mixture atop each grilled cheese and eat with a fork and knife.
Join us in the Paradise Pavilion at Jungle Jim's Eastgate for live music from Jon Wayne Hatfield & David Taylor from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM! The bar will be open from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The event is completely free to attend and we’ll have drink specials available for purchase at the bar!