Grilled Fontina & Blackberry Sandwiches

Creamy, mild-tasting fontina cheese allows juicy blackberries to shine in this clean twist on a grilled cheese sandwich. Be careful when smashing the blackberries – they tend to squirt and can stain!

Prep Time
30 min
30 min


  • 1 loaf hearty whole-grain bread, cut into 12 slices
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz blackberries
  • 6 oz fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp raw honey, or to taste


1. Preheat a griddle or heavy-bottomed skillet on medium. Brush 1 side of each slice of bread with oil.

2. In a medium bowl, gently smash blackberries with a fork or potato masher to a coarse texture. 

3. Prepare sandwiches: Spread about 3 tbsp crushed blackberries on the non-oiled side of one slice of bread. Top with 1 oz shredded cheese and 1/2 tsp thyme. Drizzle with 1/2 tsp honey. Place a slice of bread on top, oil side up. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

4. Working in batches, add sandwiches to griddle and cook until golden brown on underside, about 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown and cheese is melted, 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 sandwich
  • Calories 407
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 33 mg
  • Fat Content 17 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 542 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g