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Fougasse with Matured Cheddar, tomatoes and curly kale pesto

Fougasse with Matured Cheddar, tomatoes and curly kale pesto

Provence with a twist – our recipe for Fougasse with Matured Cheddar, tomatoes and curly kale pesto will excite bread lovers and cheese lovers alike. The cheddar adds new flavour and richness to the classic bread, while the kale pesto gives your snacking a modern twist. Bon appétit.

50 Min (minutes) 4 servings
Tomatoey Salty


  • 1 portion basic pizza dough (for two large loaves)
  • 1 portion tomato sauce
  • 100 g Castello® Tickler™ Extra Mature Cheddar or Castello Aged Havarti, grated

Curly kale pesto

  • 100 g fresh curly kale, rinsed and trimmed
  • 100 ml pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • some olive oil for brushing


1. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Roll each one out into a thin rectangle on a floured surface. Move the dough onto a piece of baking parchment.

2. With a sharp knife, make one cut in the middle of the bread as well as two diagonal cuts on each side of the cut in the middle. Pull the dough gently to open up the holes.

3. Move the dough on the baking parchment over to a baking sheet and allow to rise covered for 15 min.

4. Blend all the ingredients for the pesto and season to taste with salt and pepper and preheat the oven to 200°C.

5. When the bread has risen, brush it with olive oil and tomato sauce, sprinkle with grated Castello Mature Cheddar cheese and bake in the middle of the oven at 200°C for approx. 25 min.

6. Serve the bread with curly kale pesto for dipping.