baked cheese!!! as the barefoot contessa would say ” how easy is that?” seriously. how easy is this? it’s pretty damn easy. i mean, how come i never thought of this before?
i love that i post about melted cheese on a monday morning, just in time to highjack the healthy grocery shopping list i made last night. i will try and save the brick of fontina that currently resides in my fridge for company!
but that is exactly what this dish is perfect for. got a brick of cheese on hand? pop it in a cast iron skillet with herbs and salt and pepper and you will be named martha of the year by your guests!
i used jarslberg for this one, but i think fontina would be great or any other good melting cheese like gruyere, emmentaler, cheddar, asiago, gouda, or blue. the jarlsberg got a bit tough once it cooled, but it was still yummy!
chop up your cheese into cubes. you can shred it as well if you are looking for a small arm workout .
roughly chop up 2-3 cloves of garlic and throw in the skillet with the cheese.
sprinkle on lots of fresh chopped herbs. i used basil, mint, rosemary, dill and dried oregano. honestly, any combo could be good here! i was worried about the mix of the herbs, but it was really good. the mint was actually great! thyme, of course, should be in there, but i didn’t have it on hand.
drizzle with lots of olive oil.
sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350 until melted!
serve with bread.
reap the rewards!