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Recipe of the Day: Fontina Grilled Cheese

Recipe of the Day: Fontina Grilled Cheese

You can still have this discontinued Panera Bread item

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The most comforting foods are often the ones we devoured during childhood. And what could bring that pang of nostalgia more than grilled cheese? This decadent grilled cheese recipe elevates a classic dish by using fontina cheese, which melts perfectly in the sandwich.

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The reason this dish is so incredible? It used to be a popular menu item at Panera Bread. And now you can make the copycat recipe in just a few minutes from home.

For this dish you'll need a few common pantry staples including white bread, butter, mayonnaise and three types of cheese. Place your cheese on the bread and sandwich the two slices together. Then brush the outside of the sandwich with mayo and cook until it's golden brown on both sides.

In just 10 minutes you'll have a perfect, restaurant-worthy grilled cheese. And, if you liked this recipe you're going to love more of our mouth watering spins on classic grilled cheese.

Fontina Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

2 slices ½ inch thick white bread

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 slice monterey jack

2 slices fontina cheese

1 slice sharp white cheddar

Directions

Sandwich the slices of cheese between 2 slices of bread.

Preheat a skillet, and melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat.

Spread or brush the outside of the sandwich with 1 tablespoon mayo and cook until light golden brown, about 4-6 minutes. Flip the sandwich, (add more butter to the pan if needed) and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is melted, another 4-6 minutes. You can press down on the sandwich gently so it brown evenly, but don’t smash it.


Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

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Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

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Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

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Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

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Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

© 2021 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

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Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

© 2021 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

© 2021 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

© 2021 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


Preparation

Step 1

Spread 8 slices of bread with mustard top with half of cheese, then spinach, and apple slices. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese and bread butter tops.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in 2 batches, cook sandwiches, butter side down, pressing firmly, until underside is toasted , about 2 minutes.

Step 3

Butter tops, turn, and cook until second side is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a wire rack and let cool slightly (this will keep the cheese from squeezing out when you slice them). Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal.

Step 4

Do ahead: Grilled cheese can be cooked 2 hours ahead. Store uncovered at room temperature. Reheat in a 350° oven.

How would you rate Apple and Fontina Grilled Cheese?

Recipes you want to make. Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

© 2021 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Bon Appétit may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


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