Melted cheese? Say no more. This recipe couldn't be simpler so you might want to make two if you have a large crowd coming.


  • 1 1/2 pounds fontina cheese, rind removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack 5-inches from the heat.

Distribute the cubes of Fontina evenly in a 12-inch cast-iron pan. Drizzle on the olive oil. Combine the garlic, thyme, and rosemary and sprinkle it over the cheese and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place under the broiler for 6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling and starts to brown.

Serve with crusty chunks of french bread.