Harbor Springs locals Sharon Mihalik and Kristyn Balog clued us in first. Pond Hill Farm’s Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese has become such a thing of legend across the Midwest, they have friends from Indiana who drive directly to get it on every trip Up North.

Crooked Tree Breadworks’ chewy sourdough gets griddled up with crisp Parmesan coating on every inch of the outside, and rich Havarti and nutty Swiss cheese melted between. Sharon and Kristyn say definitely go for the optional addition of tomato and basil, especially when the last September tomatoes are ripening in Pond Hill’s gardens. They love it even more with a side of kale slaw with spicy peanut sauce.

“And one has to do the Squash Rockets at Pond Hill!” adds Sharon. Say what? Oh, just the massive slingshots that let you fling fruits and vegetables into their fields to your heart’s delight!

Soak up all that Pond Hill Farm has to offer (squash rockets, goats, wine tasting, garden produce, gnomes, trails) and look for that grilled cheese with extra crunch, extra creaminess and extra endorsements from those in the know.

The farm is open year-round, five miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M-119 just past Middle Road.

Photo by Dave Weidner

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Photo(s) by Dave Weidner