Skellig and Prosciutto Panini

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 24, 2014

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When you have a cheese as delicious as Kerrygold’s Skellig, you don’t need much else to make a memorable grilled cheese sandwich.

Grumpy Cat Skellig meme on Shockingly DeliciousThis has become our favorite cheese since we discovered it last year, and now my son’s 12-year-old friends adore it, too. In fact, I got one of his friends addicted to fresh Medjool dates stuffed with Skellig pieces – sweet and salty/tangy, the perfect after-school treat. She now comes over and heads straight for the cheese drawer in the refrigerator. If I’m out of Skellig, a dark cloud descends on her face. One day there were no dates in the bowl, and I think I saw a tear in her eye.  

But April is grilled cheese month, so we’re grilling our favorite sandwiches in honor of our favorite cheese.

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Recipe: Skellig and Prosciutto Panini

Summary: Four simple ingredients – when they are all top-notch – is all you need for a sublime grilled cheese sandwich.


  • 1 small baguette, cut in half lengthwise
  • Fig jam or preserves (I used Just Jan’s Kadota Fig Fruit Spread) 
  • Sliced Skellig cheese
  • A thin slice of prosciutto


  1. Lay open the baguette, spread one side lightly with fig preserves, lay on Skellig slices and top with prosciutto. Put the bread top on and place in a hot panini press, George Foreman-type grill or other similar device, and heat until cheese melts, a couple of minutes.
  2. Remove, place on a plate, and enjoy!
  3. Serves 1. Don’t share.Skellig and Prosciutto Panini |

Recipe source

Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 4 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

The Ninja Baker April 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Love the combo of figs and cheese, Dorothy…Love that Grumpy Cat, too!


Dorothy Reinhold April 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Grumpy Cat is just a crack-up!


Liz April 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

I’ve never tried it, but I will since I love cheese. Love Dubliner too. Thanks Dorothy and have a Wonderful Weekend!


Dorothy Reinhold April 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

Dubliner might be our second fave cheese!


Trevor aka The Burger Nerd April 25, 2014 at 7:30 am

Delicious looking sandwich. Sometimes all you need is just a few great, simple ingredients to make a delicious dish. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Cheers!


Dorothy Reinhold April 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

Completely agree!


Christy April 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Skellig is now on my list, will have to find it at my local market, not sure how I’ve missed it.


Dorothy Reinhold April 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

Seriously, Christy, we now must ALWAYS have Skellig in the fridge. Or there is hell to pay.


Erika Kerekes {Not Ketchup} April 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I might need a panini press. I already have the Skellig, the prosciutto, the bread, and Just Jan’s Fig Spread!


Dorothy Reinhold April 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I have a $1 George Foreman tiny grill that I use for panini (got it at the Artifac Tree thrift store in Malibu). Much as I might like a real panini press, I cannot beat the price on this little workhorse.


Tom April 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Was that cat on American Idol last night?


Dorothy Reinhold April 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I dunno! Didn’t watch last night! However, Grumpy Cat is one of my fave critters.


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