Valdostana Cutlet

Valdostana cutlet is a delicious little dish, perfect for an ordinary family meal. With this recipe you will be able to turn an ordinary chicken breast into a real delicacy, ideal for small children. The ham and melted cheese will delight the little ones – and, of course, hungrier adults. You can make this recipe with chicken, but also with turkey or, in the classic version, with veal.


  • chicken 3 slices of chicken breast
  • extra virgin olive oil 30 millilitres
  • Fontina 3 slices of Fontina cheese
  • baked ham 3 slices of cooked ham
  • Flour
  • salt
  • White wine
20 minutes Total time
15 minutes Active time
Serves 2 persons
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Beat the slices of chicken gently, and lightly coat them in the flour. Put a little extra virgin olive in a large frying pan and brown them on both sides over a medium heat; pour in the white wine and salt and let the wine reduce. While still in the pan place a slice of ham on each cutlet and then cover it with a slice of ‘Fontina’ cheese. Wait until the cheese has melted and then serve piping hot.

In place of the chicken you can use other types of meat such as turkey (well beaten) or veal. Make your choice according to what good, fresh meat is on offer from your butcher.
The ‘Fontina’ cheese that is used for this recipe is a native of the Aosta Valley: if you want to prepare a true Valdostana cutlet, try to get the right variety and not be tempted to use a more common slice of melting cheese.

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