Caramelized Portobello and Onion Panini with Chaumes

There are so many reasons why I love being a food blogger and one of them is getting sent amazing products to try. I was recently sent a shipment of different cheeses from Ile De France Cheese. I decided to make a caramelized portobello and onion panini using the chaumes cheese. This cheese is very soft with a slight nutty flavor as well as hints of butter. My kids LOVED this cheese and couldn’t get enough… they literally ate half the block with dinner. The sandwiches turned out delicious. I loved the onions, mushrooms, and garlic mixed with the soft and flavorful cheese. Needless to say, I will be buying more chaumes in the future.

Caramelized Portobello and Onion Panini with Chaumes:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 portobello mushrooms, sliced into small chunks
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Four slices of Tuscan or Sourdough bread
  • Chaumes cheese, sliced
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté them for 10 minutes before adding the mushrooms. Continue cooking for 5-7 minutes or until the mushrooms are golden brown and the onions are caramelized and tender. Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir constantly for 1 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and set aside.
Preheat the panini grill (or use a regular skillet and cook like a grilled cheese sandwich). Layer one piece of bread with the slices of chaumes, top the cheese with the onions and mushrooms mixture then place the other piece of bread on top. I cook my sandwiches dry (no butter or oil) because they are healthier and they turn out extra crisp. Place the sandwich in the panini maker for 5 minutes. Slice in half and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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