Open Face Cheese Melt with Ham and Spicy Peppers

Open Face Cheese and Ham Melt

My husband's family brings this simple delight to the table.  This is a simple, open faced sandwich which is cooked with the idea of using the left-over fondue cheese from the night before, or the left over cheese from Raclette.  Simply by adding a slice of ham, prosciutto, or a topping of peppers or pineapple, this is a delicious ready-made snack to turn into an entire lunch meal, a light afternoon snack, or a light dinner.  My family all really enjoy this simple treasure, and I hope you find it as delightful as we do. 


Course Side Dish
Cuisine Swiss
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 5-10 slices bread artesian, farm or sliced bread
  • 2-4 TBS olive oil to brush lightly on the toasted bread
  • 5-10 slices cheese left over from Fondue, or Raclette or thick slices of cheese
  • toppers pickles, pineapple, peppers
  • 1 red pepper top before baking
  • 5-10 slices thin meat prociutto, ham, or salami


  1. slice the bread, toast it, and line it in a paper lined baking dish.  Brush lightly with olive oil, then put a slice of prosciutto on, followed by cheese.  (add pineapple for baking)

    Bake @ 200 degrees Celsius, for about 15 min, or until cheese is melted. 

    Top with a pickle, or whatever else you desire.  Eat with hand, or knife and fork. 

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