Pitts’ Baked Fontina Cheese

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This recipe comes to us from Mr. Justin Pitts, Esq. of Malibu, California, so you know this shiz be fancy.

I have yet to try this, but I think we all recognize that bubbly cheese=fatty goodness about 98% of the time.

(The other 2% of the time is made up of randomly scarring incidents such as the time I saw a cheese-and-mayonnaise sandwich that was left out on the picnic table for 2 days in kindergarten. This girl Amanda used to trade me her Kraft-single-and-mayo sammys for my boring turkey ones because my mom wouldn’t make them for me. Dot said they provided no nutritional value… which is ironic, because she also used to let me eat whole sticks of butter. But I only parent a small dog who eats olives and pickles on the regular, so what do I know.)

Anyway, bubbly cheese + fresh herbs + a cast iron skillet should be enough to melt any Southerner’s heart, so we’re glad to see Pitts hasn’t let SoCal fancify all the good sense out of him. Now let’s get melty:

1.5 lbs Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese, rind cut off, 1-in dice
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 baguette, sliced and toasted

  1. Put the cheese cubes in a 12 Inch cast iron skillet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle the garlic and herbs all around and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put under broiler 5 inches from the heat for about 6-7 minutes until bubbly and starting to brown.
  4. Dip the bread in it and devour.

 

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Filed under Appetizers, Dips, French food

One response to “Pitts’ Baked Fontina Cheese

  1. Dan Smith

    My God! It’s pure genius!!!

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