Cheesy Tuna Melt

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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-oz) 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
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda or Gouda cheese
  • Lettuce, for serving (optional)
  • Tomato slices, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  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. Mix well.
  4. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Divide tuna mixture evenly over the slices. Top with equal amounts of cheese. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle additional chipotle powder over on top, and garnish with lettuce and tomato slices, if desired.