I’ve always had a special fondness for toasted sandwiches. I’ve often made them using a machine specially designed for the purpose, but in fact the sandwiches actually taste nicer when they are fried in a pan as it gives them a crisper finish and does not compress the bread as much. The soft cheese melts quickly, so you quickly achieve a nice result.
The reason I’m reluctant to just combine Castello White with Truffle with the ham, which you often see, is that I think the decadent taste of truffles should have a more acidic and ‘umami’ touch in the form of tomato pesto. The pesto has also been chosen to add an extra dimension to the toasted sandwich. You can experiment in numerous ways with toasted sandwiches. For example, try combining the cheese with an olive tapenade or Parma ham, or even finely diced sautéed mushrooms which have been fried golden brown. Basically, the sky is the limit when it comes to toasted sandwiches. But if you’re feeling really indulgent, simply enjoy freshly grated truffle with the cheese. Toasted sandwiches are also known as toasties, cheese melts or bikinis, which is often what they are called abroad.