This is great if you like the taste of fondue, but don't have a fondue pot! Very tasty appetizer. If you want to give this some more zing, just add about 1/8 t. of your favorite dried spice (dill, basil, oregano, cayenne, garlic, etc.) to the cheese mixture.
- Preheat the oven to broil.
- In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, wine, scallion and mustard and mix well. Stir in the Swiss cheese.
- Place the 2 halves of bread, cut side up, under the broiler and toast lightly. Remove from oven and spread the cheese mixture evenly over each half. Return to the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is brown and bubbly. Slice bread and serve.
I had a large sourdough boule, so I decided to cut it in a crosshatch pattern, then stuff the cheese between the cubes and pour the sauce over the whole thing, letting it soak down into the crevices. I really enjoyed the flavor of the white wine and thought it was a nice substitute for fondue. Everyone at the dinner party I took it to agreed!
I'm eating this as I'm writing the review, and I just love it! I added a bit more cheese, because I'm a cheese lover, but I have to say that this is especially good! I don't know about Italian bread, but it works wonderfully on a French baguette!