I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me – a cheese that melts wonderfully for fondue, like Swiss raclette, would be an excellent candidate for delicious grilled cheese panini. Based on an idea submitted by Tiffany of Geneva, Switzerland (by way of Washington, DC) as part of the ongoing On Your Grill series, this sandwich pairs smooth and creamy raclette with a touch of honey on crispy buttered French bread to create and sweet and savory combination you’ll want to devour in minutes. Guess we’ll have to find something else to do with those individually-wrapped yellow slices!
Raclette cheese *
2 slices French bread
Preheat panini grill to medium-high heat (375 degrees).
Brush melted butter onto outer sides of each slice of bread. Spread a thin layer of honey on the inside of one slice of bread. Top with slices of raclette (enough to cover bread, about 1/8″ thick). Place the other slice of bread on top, buttered side up.
Grill sandwich for 3 minutes until cheese is melted and golden grill marks appear. Serve immediately and enjoy!
* You can often find raclette in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store