Finding a legit Cubano can be difficult. Restaurants often ruin them by making them into panini.
This practice must be stopped! A real Cubano is made with buttered Cuban bread and then pressed to toasty perfection—exactly what they’re doing at Iron Vine. They keep it mostly original, with Cuban bread from Rockland Bakery and all the traditional ingredients, like country ham, tender mojo pork, pickles, and mustard. The only thing they do that deviates from the norm is they use Gruyère instead of Swiss, which makes it nuttier and, ultimately, better.