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Baked Fontina with Herbs

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Melty, creamy Fontina cheese with olive oil, thyme, and rosemary.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Melty, creamy Fontina cheese with olive oil, thyme, and rosemary. https://www.lanascooking.com/baked-fontina-with-herbs

Baked Fontina with Herbs is a simple appetizer for every occasion including game day gatherings and holiday dinners!

Melty, creamy Fontina cheese with olive oil, thyme, and rosemary. https://www.lanascooking.com/baked-fontina-with-herbs

Let me ask you a question. Is there anything better than warm, melty, ooey-gooey cheese? Anything? Not much is there?

I suppose this Baked Fontina is really a sort of cheese dip. Though there’s nothing more to it than the cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and some chopped fresh herbs.

I would happily serve this for football game fare or just as easily as a starter for a casual dinner. I kind of like the communal style of everyone dipping from the skillet, but I think you could make individual ramekins if you’d rather. And it’s just as good with a cold Guinness as it is with a crisp white wine.

Fontina is an Italian cow’s milk cheese with a mild, buttery flavor. You could substitute any good, melting cheese for the Fontina.

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The only problem? If you’re like me, you’ll be completely unable to stop snacking until the entire skillet is clean.

How to Make Baked Fontina with Herbs:

Position the top rack about 5” below the heat and preheat the broiler.

Cube the cheese for Baked Fontina

Cut the Fontina into approximately 1″ pieces.

Drizzle the cheese with olive oil for Baked Fontina

Scatter the cubed cheese in a small heavy skillet or small oven-proof baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil.

Add herbs and pepper for Baked Fontina

Sprinkle with the chopped herbs. Top with black pepper.

Baked Fontina ready for oven

Place under the preheated broiler until the cheese is melted and begins to brown very slightly.

Serve with toasted baguette. To toast the baguette, slice crosswise into about 1-inch slices. Drizzle with a little olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. Broil until brown and crispy.

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Baked Fontina with Herbs

Melty, creamy Fontina cheese with olive oil, thyme, and rosemary.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Fontina cheese cubed
  • 1 1/2 tblsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 baguette sliced and toasted

Instructions

  • Position the top rack about 5” below the heat and preheat the broiler.
  • Scatter the cubed cheese in an 8” skillet or small oven-proof baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the chopped herbs. Top with black pepper.
  • Place under the preheated broiler until the cheese is melted and begins to brown very slightly.
  • Serve with toasted baguette.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 233mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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— This post was originally published on August 22, 2014.

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  1. I love the simplicity of this, Lana…and yet, it’s very impressive. Can’t wait to try it. Pinning :)

  2. This is fantastic. I love melted cheese. It’s like happiness in a pan. Looks absolutely incredible.