Sandwiches have been the go-to lunch, dinner (maybe even breakfast!) when you’re in a pinch for time. If bread was in reach, a sandwich was on the menu.

We’re here to sizzle up your panini moments with our Pesto Le Gruyère Panini, using our Emmi Shredded Le Gruyère AOP cheese. A fan fav by many, this is a sandwich that we think even your kiddos will enjoy! Not digging the shredded chicken? Swap it out with turkey or another protein option to make this classic sandwich one that stays on your families’ tastebuds for weeks to come!

Pesto Le Gruyère Panini

By Elizabeth Van Lierde, The College Housewife

This crispy, aromatic panini is a mold of bold flavors. This is no ordinary sandwich, it's a crispy, hot cheese panini that is bursting with creamy Emmi Le Gruyère cheese and herby pesto.
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  • 2 slices sourdough or white bread
  • 1-2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 oz Emmi Shredded Le Gruyère cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened


  1. Spread butter onto one side of the bread evenly. On the other side spread pesto onto each slice of bread.
  2. Add shredded Emmi Le Gruyère cheese to one slice of bread and shredded cooked chicken to the other. Close the sandwich and cook in a panini press for 2-3 minutes or in a cast iron skillet on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side