Cheesy Tuna Melt

4 open-faced sandwiches
Total Time
Tuna gets the spicy, smoky treatment from our 3 Chile Pepper Gouda in this open-faced sandwich, or supplement with our regular Gouda for a mild flavor.


  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna, preferably albacore, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay® seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, plus additional for dusting (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda or Gouda cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Roth Gouda cheese
  • Lettuce, for serving (optional)
  • Tomato slices, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Grease baking sheet.
  2. In medium bowl, gently mix tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Old Bay and chipotle powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In separate bowl, combine half and half and cornstarch.  Stir until smooth, and add to tuna mixture.
  4. Place bread slices on prepared baking sheet. Divide tuna mixture evenly over the slices. Top with equal amounts of cheese. Bake 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle additional chipotle powder over on top, and garnish with lettuce and tomato slices, if desired.