Saw Ina Garten making this on TV and had to try it. Ina's show makes you want to spend the day with her shopping and then have a great meal together. I also love her story talk about major career changes from government to food. I use her cookbooks frequently. Thanks Ina.
I had some of this left and reheated in a foil pan on a grill at a tailgate, was still yummy.
1 1/2 lb Fontina cheese, cubed and rind removed
1/4 c good olive oil (I used about 1/8c)
6 garlic cloves, sliced (I used about 3 and minced it)
1 T minced fresh thyme (use less if you have to use dried)
1 tsp fresh minced rosemary
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 crusty French baguette (I served it with assorted toasts, crackers, chips)
Preheat the broiler and position rack 5 inches from heat.
Place cheese in 12" cast iron skillet, drizzle with the olive oil. Combine the spices and sprinkle over cheese. Place under broiler for about 6 minutes till cheese is melted and begins to brown.
Serve warm right in skillet, I suggest having a pot holder type wrap for the cast iron handle as people are dipping into it.
|Ready for oven|
|Right from broiler.|