Gooey Baked Fontina Cheese Dip.

Another successful recipe I found on pintrest. I knew this would be good when I saw it was a recipe from Ina Garten. This is the easiest appetizer you will ever make. Simply cube the cheese add the garlic and herbs and pop into a hot over. I made this for my kids during a Christmas celebration and they loved it. This would be a great appetizer to take to a party, just have everything assembled in your cast iron skillet and pop in the oven for only 6 minutes and you are done. Serving this in a cast iron skillet looks amazing. I pulled this out of the oven and the kids all ooohed and awwed.

Baked Fontina
source: adapted from How Easy is That? by Ina Garten

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Italian fontina, rind removed and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Adjust top rack of the oven so that it sits about 5 inches under the broiler unit. Preheat broiler.
  2. Spread cheese out in the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron pan.  Drizzle olive oil over the cheese.  Mix together the garlic and herbs in a small bowl and sprinkle the mixture evenly over the cheese.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top of the cheese.
  3. Bake for 6 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and melted through.  Carefully remove the pan from the oven and set it on a heatproof surface – the pan will be hot!  Serve immediately.
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