Delicious apple comte cheese walnut panini makes a special breakfast #NationalGrilledCheeseDay #makeitmagnifique
Today is National Grilled cheese day. I want celebrate the day with some oozy cheese, so decide to try this apple comte cheese walnut Panini. I like stuffed sandwich and didn’t tried Panini at home. Finally that day come for me to make Panini.
Also I received 3 different cheeses from The Baddish Group and Cheeses of France I received Comte, Mimmolette, and Emmental cheese as sample along with a gift card to buy ingredients. I am a crazy cheese fan, and love to try cheese of all kinds. So when I saw the delicious cheese I was like a kid opening Christmas present. I was debating whether to make grilled cheese sandwich or Panini. Finally settled with Panini and it is a great breakfast Panini. A panini or panino is a grilled sandwich made from bread other than sliced bread.
This was also a chance to get a Panini press; I don’t own one so I bought one for making this recipe. I had sandwich maker in my hand which makes soggy sandwiches so nobody will touch it. So when I told my hubby I want Panini press his first question was will you use it? I told him yes I will. You can see how much he trust his wife when comes buying a new kitchen appliance.
Thick crust bread is used to make Panini, and since I am making a breakfast Panini, I decided to use my favorite multigrain bread. If you like apple and walnut with touch of cinnamon then go for it. Since I don’t want raw green apple I decide to sauté them in skillet with little butter and then added little sugar and cinnamon so that they will be slightly caramelized.
To make Panini, first place bread on the Panini press then top it with caramelized apple and walnut and top with star of recipe #comte cheese. Comte is a French cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk in the France-Comte region of eastern France. Comte has the highest production of all French AOC cheeses. Described as France’s cheddar, Comté, with its creamy, fruity and nutty taste, since I am a fan of sharp cheddar cheese I decide to use it in Panini.
Second cheese I got is French Emmental’s flavor is from the pasteurized milk of grass fed Normandy cows. Smooth and creamy, its striking feature is in its distinct “holes” or “eyes.”#Emmental has mild flavor that is slightly buttery — with some even saying fruity.
Third cheese is #Mimmolette which hails from the Normandy region of France. It’s delicious semi-firm cheese, and has a sharp and nutty flavor.
Coming to the recipe, you can butter the bread if you want then place the apple and cheese and top with bread. This is delicious and filling sandwich you can have any day. Give try if you can get hold of these cheeses.
Disclaimer: I received the cheese samples and a gift card for this post, however all opinion are mine.
Apple comte cheese walnut Panini
- 4 multigrain bread
- 1 green apple sliced thinly ( I used granny smith)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (extra for sprinkling)
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar (you can increase the amount if you want)
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ½ cup Comte cheese grated (increase amount if you want more cheese)
- 10 walnuts
- Pre heat your Panini press according to manufacturer’s instruction.
- In a skillet add butter and thinly sliced green apple, cinnamon, brown sugar and cook for about 5 minutes or until both sides get slightly caramelized.
- Place two slice of bread in Panini press then place the cooked apple make sure to divide into two bread slices. You can sprinkle little more cinnamon if you want.
- Then add 5 walnuts into each bread slice.
- Top with ¼ cup cheese on each slice.
- Then cover with another bread and close the Panini press and grill them until the desired crispiness acquired.
- Enjoy warm.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.