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The Benedict

The Benedict

The Benedict is a savory choice that features Canadian bacon, eggs, Cold Pack Cheddar, buttery Gouda and fresh spinach layered in an English muffin.


  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 4 tablespoons Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese
  • 4 slices Wisconsin Gouda Cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  1. Heat 3-4 quarts water to just below boiling point. Add vinegar and pinch of salt. Gently stir the water. Lower heat so water is simmering. Crack eggs into the water one at a time and poach gently for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove eggs with slotted spoon and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, heat griddle or skillet over medium heat; fry Canadian bacon until lightly browned. Remove from griddle; set bacon aside.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. Spread each bottom of English muffin with 1 tablespoon Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack. Place in heated skillet. Top each bottom in pan with 1 slice Gouda, about 1 ounce spinach, 2 slices Canadian bacon, and 1 slice of tomato. Cook over medium heat until cheese is melted.
  5. Remove to a plate and top each with a poached egg.
  6. Serve open-faced with remaining muffin halves, toasted and buttered, on the side.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin