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Fancy Ham and Cheese

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
We raise the bar with our Fancy Ham and Cheese sandwiches adding Gruyere cheese, dried apricot halves, and toasted pistachios.


  • Gruyère
  • thinly sliced ham
  • dried apricot halves
  • toasted pistachios
  • French bread slices
  • coarse-grained mustard
  • Butter, softened

How to Make It

  1. Place Gruyère, ham, dried apricot halves, and toasted pistachios on French bread slices spread with coarse-grained mustard. Spread outside of sandwiches with butter. Cook in a pre-heated panini press 2 to 3 minutes or until golden.

  2. Wine Suggestion: "A vibrant rosé comes to mind, such as exhilarating Bandol ($29 to $34) or slightly softer version from Cassis ($29). A less expensive option is the fruity-yet-dry Tempranillo version from Cune in Spain's Rioja region. Domaine du Fonsainte 'Gris du Gris' from Corbieres ($13) would also work beautifully." --Richard Robinson, Wine Director, The Wine Shop at Western Supermarket, Mountain Brook, Alabama