Stick it to me
When it comes to making great Panini, be sure to layer cheese on each slice of the bread before adding any other fillings. This will ensure that the cheese melts first and that the sandwich will properly adhere to itself during the cooking process.
Hot and gooey, through and through
The best Paninis have a warm, melty interior. To make sure your sandwich heats consistently all the way through without slowing your speed of service, make sure that your sandwich builds aren’t overflowing with ingredients. Or, if your customer demands a mile-high sandwich, create the builds with proteins and vegetables that have been held hot or heated in the microwave.
It’s all about the crunch
Without a good crusty exterior, a Panini is just another sandwich. Consider brushing your choice of bread with olive oil or butter, for an extra crunchy, extra flavorful crust.
Choose your greens wisely
Crispy lettuce is great on cold sandwiches, but it tends to get limp and soggy when heated. For Panini, stick with greens that can handle the heat, like spinach and arugula.