Butcher Block's Gourmet Deli Panini Part II
(Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Butcher Block recently launched our deli panini menu — a selection of sandwiches made from bakery-fresh bread, a Stonewall Kitchen condiment, and slices of deli meat and cheese.

Here's a little bit of culinary history for you. Sandwiches were invented over 2,000 years ago when Hillel, a Jewish sage, put meat between slices of matzah (Jewish flatbread). The portable meal steadily gained popularity — 18th-century Europeans added fruit and condiments to the slices of meat and cheese in-between bread. During the 19th century, factory workers across North America and Europe needing quick, filling lunches allowed sandwiches to shoot to the top of preferred lunchbox options. Why? They are convenient, comforting, filling, versatile, and perfect to eat on the go.

Also, when the weather is as hot as it is now, sandwiches make a great summer dinner. Just add a leafy green salad, fries, chips, cole slaw, gazpacho, or potato salad, and you'll have a complete meal.

With so many combinations, we've taken the guesswork out of how to craft the ideal sandwich. Choose the provolone with Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney; the pastrami and mozzarella with Stonewall Kitchen Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing; the ham and provolone with Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard; the roast beef and mozzarella with Stonewall Kitchen Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing. Or have them all! Also, feel free to substitute provolone for mozzarella and vice versa.

As with any quality sandwich, each Butcher Block panino starts with pillowy-centre, bakery-fresh bread. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Each bite of the pastrami and mozzarella panino with Stonewall Kitchen Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing showcases the delicious simplicity of using the best and freshest ingredients. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
The turkey and provolone panino with Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney is sheer perfection. The flavour of the chutney, redolent with apples, raisins, caramelised onions and ginger, perfectly complements the roasted deli turkey and provolone. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
The heat of the panini press not only melts the cheese but also brings together all the ingredients' flavours. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Each Butcher Block sandwich is layered with delicious deli meat and cheese before hitting the panini press. Clockwise from left: bakery-fresh bread, Butcher Block deli turkey, provolone, mozzarella, Butcher Block cured ham, and Butcher Block pastrami. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Butcher Block is the official distributor of Stonewall Kitchen products on the island. Our panini are great to showcase the unique flavours of this product line. (At left) Stonewall Kitchen condiments, clockwise from top: buttermilk cracked peppercorn dressing, apple cranberry chutney, and Maine maple Champagne mustard. (At right) Butcher Block panini offerings, from left: ham and provolone with Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard, pastrami and mozzarella with Stonewall Kitchen Buttermilk Cracked Peppercorn Dressing, and turkey and provolone with Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Turkey and provolone with Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

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