Savory peach dishes are a Summer favorite, and if peaches can pair well with pancetta and basil as an appetizer, why not throw them all into a grilled cheese sandwich? I did just that on a recent warm evening. The resulting sandwich was absolutely scrumptious! It's a great combination of flavors (salty and sweet) and textures (crispy and gooey). Putting peaches in a grilled cheese sandwich may sound crazy, but trust me, it really works! To give this quick and easy recipe a try, read on for the technique.
6 slices slices of pancetta Makes 4 sandwiches.
2/3 loaf ciabatta
1 1/2 cups fontina cheese, grated
10 large basil leaves
1 peach, pit discarded, halved and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup gruyère cheese, grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Foil-wrapped brick, for grilling
6 slices slices of pancetta
Makes 4 sandwiches.