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Fontina Dip (1)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Italian Fontina cheese, rind removed, cubed (1-2-inch cubes)
  • ½ cup SOOC Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Arbosana or Arbequina)
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon thyme leaves, minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1-2 French baguettes, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place oven rack in upper portion of oven, 5 inches from the heat. Preheat broiler.
  2. Take a large, cast-iron skillet and spread an even layer of Fontina cubes along the pan. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  3. Sprinkle garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper over the top.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 5-6 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Pay close attention because it is easy for cheese to burn.
  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately from skillet. Dipping slices directly into the cheese. Be careful because the skillet and cheese are really hot.

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Ingredients
2 medium eggplants
½ lb of chopped tomatoeseggplant parmesan
1 lg garlic clove
5 basil leaves
5 bay leaves
2 tablespoons Mission EVOO
(Basil, Garlic, or Tuscon Herb
oil would be great too!)
a pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 slices of pancetta
3 oz. of goat cheese
9 oz. of mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Cut the eggplants lengthwise into slices about 1/2” thick. Sprinkle with coarse salt and olive oil, let drain in a strainer for at least 30 minutes.

Mince the garlic. In a nonstick frying pan, saute the pancetta till crisp (like bacon) remove and drain the fat off leaving a small amount in the pan. Add the chopped tomatoes, pinch of sugar, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and basil leaves over a medium flame. Set aside. Brown the drained eggplant over high heat for 2 minutes on each side.

Preheat oven to 350°. Place the eggplant slices in a large baking dish. Add slices of mozzarella, then the grilled pieces of pancetta and bits of goat cheese. Top with tomato sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm with fresh basil.

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