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Cheddar and Monterey Jack Panini

Cheddar and Monterey Jack Panini


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 thick slices French bread, cut on an angle
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 thin slices ripe tomato
  • Sprig of fresh basil leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread mayonnaise on 1 side of each slice of bread.
  2. Layer cheeses, tomato and basil leaves on bread.
  3. Add pepper to taste.
  4. Spread butter on the outside of bread slices and grill until cheese melts.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): American Dairy Association