I threw this together for supper using some leftover fennel from the night before. We had wrapped up a fennel bulb with a pat of butter in some tin foil and thrown it on the grill with whatever meat we were cooking that night. That was a good side on it's own but this is the recipe I developed using the leftover half fennel bulb. I suppose you could get the same results by sauteing chopped fennel in some butter until it's limp. I think slices of boiled egg would be good in this recipe, too. As far as the cheese goes, the real thing would be best but I was trying to be semi-healthy so I used a combination of regular and light.