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Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

Baked Fontina Cheese Dip - Savory baked fontina, delicious blend of cheese, olive oil and herbs, paired with french baguettes for a perfect quick appetizer that's sure to be a favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 -10
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina cheese rind removed and diced
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 crusty French baguette


  • Preheat the broiler and position the oven rack 5 inches from the heat.
  • Add the cubes of Fontina evenly in a 12-inch cast-iron pan. Drizzle olive oil over the cheese cubes. Sprinkle the garlic, thyme, and rosemary over the cheese and olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  • Place the pan under the broiler for 6 minutes. Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling and starts to slightly brown.
  • Serve the baked Fontina hot out of the oven. Serve in the cast-iron pan with crusty bread cubes or slices for dipping.