One of my favorite things I enjoy about eating out, is trying to come up with a copycat recipe for the dish I had at that particular restaurant. Panera has a new, delicious, warm mouth-watering grown-up grilled cheese. After having it for the first time last week, I was determined to make it at home. Well, I did it! Below is my recipe.
Fontina Grilled Cheese
Tuscan Roasted Garlic Loaf (Fresh from the Publix bakery)
2 slices Swedish Fontina Cheese (Boar’s Head)
2 slices Vermont White Cheddar (Boar’s Head)
Six Cheese Italian Blend (bag of shredded cheese-Publix brand)
Shallot & Chive Gournay Cheese (Boursin brand)
Stick of butter
Cut two medium size slices of the Tuscan loaf. Spread the shallot and chive cheese on each slice. Take two slices of the Fontina and Vermont cheese and place them on one slice of bread. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Rub the stick of butter all over the pan. Set the sandwich down on the skillet. Place the lid on the sandwich to trap the heat. After a few minutes, flip the sandwich over. Once each side is lightly browned, add the six cheese Italian blend on top of the sandwich, then flip it over. At this time, I take the pan off the burner and let it sit for a few minutes until the cheese is golden crusted.
This sandwich is great by itself or you can have it with a delicious creamy soup…I recommend a tomato.
I hope you enjoy this grilled cheese recipe as much as I do!
This looks sooooo good. I need to try this ASAP! 🙂
Ha. When I read “stick of butter” I thought….no wonder it’s so delicious!!!
I’ll be sure to give this a try.
OMG they are getting rid of this sandwich and it’s the whole reason I loved them. If this works I’ll love you forever!
Thank you so much for posting this!! Panera discontinued the fontina grilled cheese and I was so upset – but this recipe tastes so much like it! Very delicious 🙂