Apple, Bacon and Taleggio Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Chefs Lisa LaValle and Rebekah Kohl collaborate to create many of the menu masterpieces at this lunch-only cafe at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Kohl took the lead on this luscious grown-up grilled cheese. “Italian taleggio is a soft cheese that’s like a fruity, funky sister of Brie. The sweet-tart apple and meaty Berkwood apple-smoked bacon complement the taleggio perfectly,” Kohl says.

Cap off your meal with a sweet treat courtesy of Nik Pugmire, the pastry chef at Trellis’ sister brand Doré Bakery: Ginger Panna Cotta with Blackberry and Apricot Coulis. It’s “light, fresh and seasonal,” Pugmire says.

–Karla Walsh

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