Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter
Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese is a grilled cheese sandwich with a gourmet twist. Fresh figs and prosciutto inside a grilled cheese sandwich gets even better when you spread rosemary butter on the outside before grilling.
This is like a charcuterie in a sandwich. Good cheese, prosciutto and fresh figs that is a little salty and a little sweet. Fresh herbs like thyme and especially rosemary, are a delicious complement to sweet figs and we all know that figs and prosciutto are a flavor match made in heaven.
When I knew I wanted to make this Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter sandwich, I wanted to incorporated one of my favorite herbs, but didn’t know how. A sauce for the inside? Too messy. A drizzle for the outside? Meh, too fussy. Then the rosemary butter lightbulb went off. Since there’s already butter spread on the outside, why not make it really tasty?
If you’re not a fan of rosemary, fresh chopped thyme is also a good choice. Just make sure you don’t overdo the amount of herbs as it will overpower the flavors.
If you’re a fig fan check out these other recipes: Grilled Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula, Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze, Fresh Fig and Ricotta Dessert Tart (picture below).
Grilled cheese pro tip: Always put cheese next to each slice of bread because when it melts, it’s the glue that keeps the filling inside.
Cheese choices: My go-to for grilled cheese is a nice sharp cheddar. I also love gruyere as well. For this recipe, I used white cheddar, because white looks better than orange with the figs.
When it comes to bread choices for grilled cheese, we all have our favorites. A thick sliced crusty bread is best to hold up to the heavy filling. Brioche, sourdough, wheat and rye are good choices. Every day white bread may be a little to soft.
If you’ve made this Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter let me know in the comments below (you can also ask questions). I love to hear from my readers.