Cantaloupe with a little salt sprinkled on it…such a tasty snack, right? Salt brings out the flavor in cantaloupe (and several other fruits!) and that’s how many of us have been eating it for years. But somehow the first time I saw melon and prosciutto together, I thought it sounded so strange to combine these two foods. Well, it is, of course, a genius combination. And then recently Andy and I bought some asiago cheese and read that it goes well with cantaloupe. So the idea for the asiago, prosciutto, and melon grilled cheese sandwich recipe was born.
The perfect combination of ingredients
I think we can all agree that sweet and salty is a wonderful flavor combo. Salt can really enhance your food, and a little goes a long way. If you’ve never had prosciutto and cantaloupe together, I highly recommend giving it a try. The salty ham and sweet melon is incredibly tasty together.
But cheese and melon? I never thought this is something I’d want to try. Asiago isn’t a cheese I was too familiar with, which is one of the reasons we bought it, and so we started reading about it to learn more.
It turns out this Italian cheese is sometimes paired with melon. Which made me think, if prosciutto goes with melon and asiago goes with melon, this could make a really interesting grilled cheese sandwich.
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The cheese is mild but flavorful, and it melted so nicely to hold everything else in place. Just enough sweet, just enough salty, and it made for a unique grilled cheese sandwich I think you’ll enjoy.
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How to make an asiago, prosciutto, melon grilled cheese sandwich
Asiago is a relatively soft cheese, and it came in a wedge shape, so I simply cut off a handful of thin slices to cover both pieces of bread. About 3 ounces works well, but you could use a little more or a little less if you’d like.
Put half of your cheese on one slice of bread. Then add two slices of prosciutto. As always, high quality ingredients are best here and will make a much better sandwich.
Cut a wedge of cantaloupe melon, and then from that wedge, slice off a few pieces as thin as you can. Remember this is going in a grilled cheese sandwich, so big chunks won’t work well. You won’t need a ton from your melon wedge, so save the rest to eat along side your sandwich.
After you’ve assembled the ham and melon, put the other half of the cheese on top, and then close up your sandwich. Now you’re ready to cook your grilled cheese sandwich.
Melt a slab of butter in a pan on medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted and starts forming tiny bubbles, the pan is hot enough to put your sandwich into it.
Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, being careful to not burn the bread. You might need to cook for another minute on each side if it isn’t quite golden brown enough yet. Most grilled cheese sandwiches take me about 10 minutes total to cook, and I flip it a few times to avoid burning.
I hope you enjoy this asiago, prosciutto, and melon grilled cheese sandwich recipe!
- 2 slices of bread
- 3 ounces of Asiago cheese thinly sliced (or however much you need to cover each slice of bread)
- 2 slices of Prosciutto
- 1 ounce of cantaloupe thinly sliced
- Heat the pan on medium.
- Add a slab of butter to the pan and let it melt completely.
- Assemble half of the cheese on one slice of bread. Layer on the prosciutto and melon. Add the other half of the cheese and close up your sandwich.
- Once the butter is completely melted, coats the whole pan, and starts bubbling a little, put the sandwich into the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, checking to make sure it isn't burning.
- Once the first side is golden brown, flip and cook the other side. Add a sliver of butter to the pan if needed.
- When both sides are a crispy golden brown and the cheese is melty, your Asiago, Prosciutto, and Melon grilled cheese sandwich is done and ready to eat.
Make this gluten free with your favorite gluten free bread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 3099mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 52g
Nutritional information is an estimate provided by a third party app and should not be used in place of the advice of a professional nutritionist.