Have you ever wished to have a day specially dedicated to celebrating the total cheese fanatic in you? Well, bring out the champagne and the brie, because the Cheese Toast Day is here!
It’s time to spruce up your cheese toast game in true gourmet fashion and pay some homage to fromage. We have put together the most mouth-watering recipes that are gouda-licious and feta-ful. So, let the ultimate cheese fest begin!
1. Apple, Gruyère French Toast With Red Onion
This little, posh afternoon spread is so Gruyère-some! Believe us, your lunch date will not forget this cheesy soiree. The succulent, salty flavour of the onions mingles perfectly with the juicy sweetness of the apples to give your palette a savory jolt in every bite.
•2 Slices of Artisanal bread
•3 ounces of grated Gruyère cheese (about 3/4 cup)
•¼ small onion, very thinly sliced
•2 Healthy Alternatives Free Range Country Eggs, lightly beaten
•¾ cup whole milk
•¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
•¼ teaspoon ground Healthy Alternatives Organic Black Pepper Whole
•2 tablespoons of Healthy Alternatives Pure Olive Oil
•1 small apple, cored, quartered and very thinly sliced
1.Cut into the crust of the bread to make a pocket but not all the way. Tuck half the cheese and onion slices in the pocket. Repeat with the other slice.
2.In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Soak the stuffed bread in this mixture turning once until most of the liquid has been absorbed, for about 5 minutes.
3.Heat oil over medium heat and add half of the apple slices in a single layer and cook for 1 minute. Place the bread slices over the apples and arrange the rest of the apple slices on top of it; cook for 1 more minute.
4.Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook increasing the heat to medium; carefully turn the bread and the apples and cook until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, for about 3 to 5 minutes and serve.
2. Leeks And Blue Cheese Rarebit
Mmmmelted cheese! Melted cheese on toast is a pretty delectable snack in itself. But what really makes it go from absolutely great to absolutely gratifying is the extraordinary combination of sweet leeks and tangy blue cheese. Just one mouthful will get you rallying for this rarebit!
•40g of unsalted butter
•2 leeks, trimmed, halved, washed and finely sliced
•70 ml of heavy cream
•100-130g of blue cheese, crumbled
•½ Tsp of thyme leaves
•Salt and freshly ground Healthy Alternatives Organic Black Pepper Whole
•4 thick slices of sourdough bread
1.Melt the butter over a medium-low heat.
2.Cook the leeks in the butter with a good pinch of salt until they are meltingly soft and tender, for about 15 minutes.
3.Add the cream and let it bubble for four or five minutes until it is thickened. Stir in two-thirds of the cheese until it is melted, then ¬remove it from the heat, stir in the rest of the cheese, the thyme and seasoning.
4.Lightly toast the bread, pour the leek and cheese mixture on it, and pop it under a hot grill until the cheese mixture is bubbling and golden.
3. Bacon, Brie, And Apricot On Toast
Have you ever wondered what heaven tastes like? Well, once you dig into this brie-lliantdeduction of crunchy bacon and candied apricot, it won’t be a mystery anymore. Crusty, crunchy and oh so gooey, that’s the perfect way to satiate all your cheesy cravings.
1.Cook the bacon and spread the apricot jam on both slices of the bread. Add slices of the brie and the cooked bacon to the bread slices and sandwich them together.
2.Liberally, butter both sides of the sandwich on the outside and cook, covered, over medium heat, flipping halfway through until the bread is browned and the cheese is melted
3.Meanwhile, microwave the balsamic vinegar, stirring every minute until it starts to boil. Then stir, every 20 seconds until it is syrupy.
4.Drizzle the finished grilled cheese with the balsamic reduction and garnish it with basil if desired. Enjoy.
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There are many more cheesy recipes to indulge in. Click here to find some un-brie-dled, decadent grilled cheese recipes.