AoM Month of Sandwiches Day #8: Three Cheese Italian Sandwich


Welcome to Day #7 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we picked 20 to highlight here on the site each weekday during the month of April. At the end, we’ll publish all the entries into an epic man-sandwich cookbook. Enjoy.

Today’s Sandwich: Three Cheese Italian Sandwich by Henry

We haven’t really covered a cold-cut sandwich yet during our month of sandwiches, and since it’s a popular, easy-to-make standard, I figured it was about time we did. This is a good ensemble too. Henry submitted an Italian-themed sandwich that uses Italian meats, three Italian cheeses, and even Italian dressing. Will his sandwich make me exclaim “Mamma mia!”? Let’s find out.

Ingredients ingredients

  • Provolone cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Ham
  • Capicola
  • Salami
  • White bread
  • Italian dressing
  • Garlic powder
  • Mayo

Step 1: Spread the Mayo


Henry says to go light on the mayo.

Step 2: Add a Layer of Provolone Cheese

provoloneStep 3: Add the Capicola


Step 4: Add a Bit of Italian Dressing


Step 5: Add Layer of Mozzarella


Step 6: Add Layer of Salami


Step 7: More Italian Dressing


Step 8: Add Shredded Parmesan


Step 9: Add Layer of Ham


Step 10: More Italian Dressing


Step 11: Add a Dash of Garlic Powder


Finished Product


Taster’s Notes


Mamma mia! That’s a good sandwich! Really great cold-cut combo and simple to make. This was the first time I’ve ever had capicola, and I’ve become a fan for life. I think some slices of pepperoni would make this already super Italian sandwich even better. In my experience, pepperoni makes almost everything better. My only complaint was that the sandwich was a bit dry, even with the copious amounts of Italian dressing. I’m not sure there’s much you can do about that, seeing how this sandwich has a lot of dry, hard meats and cheeses like salami, capicola, and parmesan. Maybe more mayo would help. All washed down with a Virgil’s Root Beer.

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