Three Cheese & Tomato Panini
Three Cheese & Tomato Panini Recipe
A Panini is actually an Italian name for sandwiches ( It’s a plural of Panino) . While a Sandwich in general represents anything between the two breads , Panini uses a specific Italian bread like Focaccia or Ciabatta. Focaccia is typically a flat bread while Ciabatta is baked as loaf bread.
Is there anything better than a gooey grilled cheese sandwich? How about a gooey grilled cheese made with creamy mozzarella, slices of juicy tomato and fragrant basil. In other words, your favorite Caprese salad in sandwich form. To create this Italian-inspired sandwich, follow the Three Cheese & Tomato Panini Recipe below to make a delicious sandwich.
It may seem like a no-brainer but with three types of gooey cheese, juicy tomato slices, and fragrant basil layered between crunchy artisan bread, this sandwich is nothing short of brilliant. use an herbed fresh goat cheese instead of Boursin.
Three Cheese & Tomato Panini Process
Preheat the sandwich grill.
Brush 1 side of each bread slice with oil, then spread the un-oiled sides with cheese spread, dividing it evenly.
On of the 2 of the bread slices, layer half of the mozzarella and half of the provolone, then the tomato slices and basil leaves, dividing them evenly.
Divide the remaining mozzarella and provolone on top. Place the remaining bread slices on top, cheese sides down and press gently.
Place the panini in the grill, close the top plate, and cook until the bread 1s golden and toasted and the cheese is melted – 3-5 minutes. Serve.
Use seasonal and local heirloom tomatoes and basil in this sandwich
Three Cheese & Tomato Panini Ingredients
Crusty country style bread -4 slices, each about 1/2 inch thick
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Garlic & herb cheese spread (Boursin) – 3 tbsp
Mozzarella cheese – 2 oz thinly sliced
Provolone cheese – 2 oz, thinly sliced
Ripe but firm tomato – 4 thin slices
Fresh basil leaves
6 large tomatoes