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• Last updated: September 21, 2020

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

Italian cold cut sandwich with cheese and oil.

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 Vintage ingredients for three cheese Italian sandwich.

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

Step 1: Spread the Mayo

Vintage mayo on a bread over a plate.

Henry says to go light on the mayo.

Step 2: Add a Layer of Provolone Cheese

Vintage layer of provolone cheese on a plate.Step 3: Add the Capicola

Vintage bread and capicola on a plate.

Step 4: Add a Bit of Italian Dressing

Vintage bit of Italian dressing illustration.

Step 5: Add Layer of Mozzarella

Vintage layer of mozzarella on a plate.

Step 6: Add Layer of Salami

Vintage layer of salami on a plate.

Step 7: More Italian Dressing

Vintage Italian dressing on a plate illustration.

Step 8: Add Shredded Parmesan

Vintage parmesan and bread on a plate.

Step 9: Add Layer of Ham

Vintage layer of ham on a plate.

Step 10: More Italian Dressing

Vintage Italian dressing on a plate.

Step 11: Add a Dash of Garlic Powder

Vintage dash of garlic powder on a plate.

Finished Product

Vintage served three cheese Italian sandwich over a plate.

Taster’s Notes

Vintage eating three cheese Italian sandwich illustration.

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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