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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added over 2 years ago

Yes, you can use deli cheese, too.

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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Nancy is a food writer, historian, and author of many books, her most recent being Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

added over 2 years ago

Do keep in mind that whether it's deli cheese or cheese slices, it isn't really cheese at all. It is a cheese-like food. I would recommend, no I would urge you, to try the recipe with real cheese, a full-flavored Vermont cheddar for instance, and see what a huge difference it makes.

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added over 2 years ago

I would urge you to try it with the sliced American cheese. It melts like nothing else. It also balances the sharpness of the cheddar and the nuttiness of the Parmigiano Reggiano quite nicely.

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Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Nancy is a food writer, historian, and author of many books, her most recent being Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

added over 2 years ago

If I had a Facebook "like" I would put it here.

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added over 2 years ago

I would also totally replace the American cheese with any other real cheese: parm, cheddar, fontina, and gruyere are all classics. But the options of real cheeses are endless, and if you speak with someone at a cheese counter, he or she will help you out.