Summer Toast Six Ways

Ingredients for 1 serving

Toast 1

Castello® Extra Creamy Danish Blue

Blueberries

Walnuts, toasted

Clover honey

Fresh thyme

 

Toast 2

Castello® Extra Creamy Danish Blue

Strawberries

Raisins, plumped

Golden raisins

Pine nuts, toasted

Balsamic reduction

Fresh mint

 

Toast 3

Castello® Double Crème White

Prosciutto

Red grapes, seedless

Shallots

Baby arugula

Kosher salt

Pepper, freshly ground

 

Toast 4

Castello® Double Crème White

Heirloom tomatoes

Shallots

Balsamic reduction

Fresh basil

Kosher salt

Pepper, freshly ground

 

Toast 5

Castello® Aged Havarti

Radish or watermelon radish

Avocado

Sesame seeds, toasted

Kosher salt

Pepper, freshly ground

Balsamic reduction

 

Toast 6

Castello® Aged Havarti

Blackberry preserves

Nectarine or peach

Blackberries

Pepitas

Summer Toast Six Ways

Preparation

Start with slicing bread extra thick. Brush both sides with olive oil and broil on low for 45 to 60 seconds or until a dark, golden brown.

To toast the walnuts, bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes, tossing occasionally.

To plump the raisins, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 25 to 30 minutes. Thoroughly drain over a sieve.

To toast the pine nuts, place in a dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown.

To make the balsamic reduction, bring 1 cup of your favorite balsamic vinegar to a boil in a saucepan. Once the vinegar is boiling, bring down the heat and allow to simmer while stirring frequently. Continue to simmer until the vinegar has reduced by at least half (for a thinner reduction) or more (for a more syrupy consistency).

To toast the sesame seeds, put them in a dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of Joshua Hager

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