Peach and Tallegio Panini

in Dinner, Sandwiches, Snacks

“Millions of peaches, peaches for me, millions of peaches, peaches for free”…(on a sammich!). Umm…do you remember this song? If not, apologies for 90s reference. I love the 90s…and peaches. I love peaches when they’re in season. Heck, I love peaches even when they’re in a can. I love, love them in salads, and on their own. Not while driving, though. I always end up with a sticky steering wheel and a pit that I don’t have a place for. Even though my teachers in school always told me I could throw it on the grass, I feel bad. It’s still technically littering since it’s not going back into the earth for a few weeks, ya know?

Anyway, back to peaches…I especially love them on this sandwich. I’ve eaten this sandwich a bunch of times, but each time using pears, but since peaches are in season right now, I figured I’d put them to good use. And I think it turned out pretty great. Pearhaps you should try it!

Oh and if you don’t have a panini maker, I wouldn’t sweat it. Make it like a grilled cheese in a pan.

{Slice a peach in 1/4″ slices}

{Brush the back of your ciabatta bread with olive oil}

{Toast your panini slices for a few minutes, just until warm. Then spread the tallegio on one half. Pile it on too. You want this sandwich cheesy. By the way, you don’t have to use Tallegio…I’ve used Brie with great success.}

{Place your pretty peach slices on top of the cheese}

{Drizzle honey on the peach slices}

{Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fruit slices and then top with a handful of argula}












{Place sandwich in panini maker for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese begins to ooze out. Yum.}

Peach and Tallegio Panini

Recipe from Giada DeLaurentis

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Makes 4 sandwiches

1 (1-pound) loaf ciabatta bread (or 8 slices country bread)

1/4 cup olive oil

8 ounces Taleggio cheese or brie, sliced

2 medium peaches, cored and cut into 1/4-inch wedges (I used yellow peaches)

2 tablespoons honey

Pinch salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

3 ounces arugula or spinach

Preheat the panini machine. Cut the ciabatta loaf into 4 equal pieces. Halve each piece horizontally to make 4 sandwiches. Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil and place the bottom-half of the bread slices in the panini machine in a single layer. Heat until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Continue with the remaining top slices of bread.

While the top slices of the bread are in the Panini machine, begin forming the sandwiches. Divide the cheese among the warm bread. Cover the cheese with slices of fruit. Drizzle the fruit with honey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with a handful of arugula. Place the warmed top half of the bread over the arugula and return the competed sandwich to the panini machine for 1 to 2 minutes more to finish melting the cheese. Remove from the panini machine. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

jasna July 1, 2010 at 2:34 am

Wow my mouth is watering- this looks sooo good!!! : )


anita July 1, 2010 at 3:57 am

well, NOW I’m hungry, looks delish!


cute kitty punk July 1, 2010 at 4:19 am

fruit and cheese grilled sandwiches – yummy. I’m not familiar with that type of cheese. I like raspberry and cheese grilled sandwiches as well. Just an idea I’d like to share – I almost always use baking paper in my sandwich maker – makes for really easy clean up. might want to try it next time! cheers.


Katrina July 1, 2010 at 5:20 am

This panini looks so tasty. I’ve never heard of anything like it. Yum!


Michelle July 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

This looks just amazing. So glad you shared it.


Kathy - Panini Happy July 1, 2010 at 6:33 am

Love the sound of this combination. I still haven’t worked with taleggio but I’ve been eager to.


Diana July 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

this looks so DELICIOUS!!


tracey July 1, 2010 at 8:21 am

that is so cleaver I would have never thought to put peaches on a sandwich by I may have to try this beauty.

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Sara July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

Love your site and will for sure be following daily! So many great recipes to try!



Jessica @ How Sweet July 1, 2010 at 10:34 am

This sounds absolutely fabulous. My mouth is just watering!


Farah July 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

That seriously looks unreal!




Lauren July 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Wonderful combination of ingredients! This recipe is joining my list of panini to make :)


Janna M July 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Now I’ve got that song going through my head. It’s a good thing I like it. “Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches…”
Nothing beats a perfect fresh peach for me. This sandwich looks divine.


Naomi July 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm

This looks too good. Back when I worked in a cheese shop we loved to pair tallegio with all number of fruity things and I can just imagine how tasty this is in real life. I bet this combo would make a great savory/sweet tarte/galette/delicious-something-or-other-with-pastry.


Joanne July 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I will be seeking out taleggio imminently so I can make this! Love fruity grilled cheeses.


Kara July 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Your panini looks delicious… Great combo of flavors!


baobabs July 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm

this looks absolutely fantastic!!! I am going to try this out! Perfect for the summer


sarah July 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

I’ve never had peach in sandwich before and now I’m wondering why the heck not. This looks delicious!


Shin July 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Thank you so much!! Your blog has amazing receipes and for lazy people like me (haha), it’s perfect and easy! xoxoxoxo


Mellisa July 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Just made a version of this for dinner…donut peaches from my CSA, arugula and brie on ciabatta. Divine!! I could totally eat this every day :)


Dana July 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

What a lovely panini! I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for pears, I’m sure it would be good with them too! For those who don’t have a panini press at home, you can stack pans to get the pressed feel of panini, or a grill pan and another pan for stacking to get the pressing action as well as the grill marks requisite of panini.

Adrianna, have you ever tried grilled peaches? They’re divine, I’ve fallen deeply in love with them this summer, if you like peaches in a can, in season, or any other time, seriously consider trying them grilled.


tippy July 3, 2010 at 6:40 am

oh my goodness, all of your recipes look delicious! i’m moving to a new apartment with a big kitchen so i can finally start following all the amazing recipes i see online. thanks for the inspiration, love your blog!


Adrianna July 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Naomi–Oh my! This combo in a gallette would be incredible. Maybe even a goat cheese as a base might be incredible.

Janna–Ha! So glad I’m not alone on loving that song.

Mellisa–Yay! So glad you loved it!

Dana–You must try this with pears. They’re not in season right now, so that’s why I chose to go with peaches. Thanks for the tips! I absolutely LOVE grilled fruit, as you can see with my new post! :)

Tippy–Aw, so glad you like us! Thanks so much! X


M. July 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

oh, my!!! this looks divine!!! I love the combo of Tallegio and peaches, yum! I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend.


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