Grilled Fontina & Prosciutto Sandwiches

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Recipe: #33903

December 10, 2019

Categories: Italian, No Eggs,

"The bread used here should be crusty - the ingredients suggest to use French sourdough (Levain) for the best results, but use whatever good quality crusty bread you can find in your area. Believe me, it will make all the difference!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198.5 g)
  • Calories 619.1
  • Total Fat - 39.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 23 g
  • Cholesterol - 122.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1429.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 32.7 g
  • Calcium - 548.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Layer the slices of prosciutto and Fontina, alternating them, on 4 of the bread slices. Top with the remaining bread and lightly butter the top of each sandwich.

Step 2

Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of the remaining butter in a large skillet (use two pans to speed up the process, if you like). NOTE: for the skillets, it is preferred to use a well-seasoned cast-iron or flat griddle saute pan.

Step 3

When the butter begins to bubble, add one sandwich, unbuttered side down, and cook, turning once until the bread is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is beginning to ooze out.

Step 4

Place on a cutting board and cook the remaining sandwiches, adding more butter to the pan for each one, as needed.

Step 5

Cut each sandwich in half, place on plates, and serve with cornichons, pickled peppers, and mustard.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


10 stars. Loved the saltiness of the prosciutto and the creaminess of the fontina. Perfect combo. For the bread, I used a local company’s “take n’ bake “ Italian bread.


review by:
(26 Jul 2023)


This is now my go to grilled cheese. Delicious


review by:
(18 Jan 2020)


Wow, was this good FEM. Quick, easy decadent and rich. Loved, all the flavors in this delicious grill cheese. It was ooey gooey good. Made on French Bread for a lovely treat. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(31 Dec 2019)

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