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Baked Fontina with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Thyme

Staff Writer
Fat Cat


From the mind (and kitchen) of acclaimed chef Jimmy Bradley, this baked fontina is creamy and rich, and is sure to warm up your heart in just a few bites. With simple flavors that add to the depth of the dish, you wouldn’t want to share this anyway.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Pound Italian fontina, rind trimmed and discarded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sliced country bread


Preheat the broiler.

Add the fontina in a12-inch cast-iron skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter the garlic, thyme, and rosemary over the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. 

Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 6-7 minutes.

Serve with bread and enjoy!

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.