Grana Padano Cheese, Confit Onion & Potato Gratin with Prosciutto di San Daniele

This delicious dish was one of four created by Chef Dan Doherty for a recent event showcasing Grana Padano cheese and San Daniele ham. It was so good, I’m very happy to be able to share the recipe on Kavey Eats.

Find out more about Grana Padano cheese and San Daniele ham, here.

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Grana Padano Cheese, Confit Onion & Potato Gratin with Prosciutto di San Daniele

A real comfort-food kind of dish with the added indulgence of San Daniele ham. The gratin of confit onion and potatoes packs a wonderful punch of flavour from the Grana Padano cheese. 
Servings 4 people
Author Chef Dan Doherty


  • 200 g potatoes, sliced ½ cm thick
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Thyme sprig
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 100 g Grana Padano, grated
  • 8 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  • Heat the cream with the garlic, thyme & rosemary and season with salt and pepper.
  • Allow to infuse for 20 minutes.
  • Strain into another pan, add the potatoes and warm through for 2-3 minutes.
  • To make the onion jam, heat the oil and sweat the onions and thyme over a medium heat until soft and golden. Add the salt, pepper, vinegar and sugar and reduce down until a glaze.
  • In a baking dish, add a layer of potatoes and evenly spread 1/3 of the onion jam over the potatoes. 
  • Sprinkle 1/4 of Grana Padano on top. 
  • Repeat this process 3 times using all of the onion jam and potatoes .
  • Top with the rest of the Grana Padano and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • When ready, take out and lay the Prosciutto di San Daniele slices evenly on top. Serve immediately.

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Kavey Eats attended the evening as a guest of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium and the Prosciutto di San Daniele Consortium. Recipe published with permission.

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28 Comments to "Grana Padano Cheese, Confit Onion & Potato Gratin with Prosciutto di San Daniele"

  1. Heidi Roberts

    Oooh melted cheese – heavenly then add the prosciutto – real comfort food!

  2. Helene

    Lucky you if you were able to attend such an event. I love the look of this sophisticated dish with the cheese and prosciutto. I wish I could have a bite to try right now.


    It was a wondeful evening and best of all, I won a leg of San Daniele to take home too!

  3. kaveyeats

    Hi Alyssa, It’s not from a particular country, it’s a recipe developed by a London chef, Dan Doherty, to showcase the deliciousness of Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele.

  4. kaveyeats

    Haaaa! They’d got this dish ready (except the prosciutto on top) before it was served, and it took all my self-constraint not to dive in as I walked past it on the counter of the open kitchen!!!

  5. Marie

    I’m a sucker for all these ingredients! Prosciutto di San Daniele is the best Italian prosciutto in my opinion. So delicious!

  6. Emma

    I just dont even know where to begin with this…grana padano is always a winner…that ham though…and the confit onions?! Seriously drooling. Fab recipe Kavey 🙂

  7. debi

    Ok seriously, how could anything be better than this? This is amazing looking. I would love to serve this for tapas night! I’m pinning for the next time we do that!

  8. Anja

    So I was reading your new post thinking how I totally relate to that quote, but then at the bottom of the page there were grana padano and prosciutto daniele included… This dish looks soo delicious! I have to try out the combination of onion jam and potatoes…


    Love that you were tempted away from the travel by this tasty cheese and ham dish!!!


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