Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!
I love Bruschetta! It’s one of my all time favorite appetizers… especially in the summer when my garden is producing tomatoes like crazy! If you don’t grow a garden or your tomatoes aren’t producing yet- make a quick run to the local farmers market to find vine ripe tomatoes.
Taleggio Cheese is a delicate cheese that has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavor is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang. To lessen the aroma, let it air off unwrapped for about 20-30 minutes and then smear it on each toast and top with the bruschetta mixture!
- 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and de-seeded
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 12 whole basil leaves, chiffonade
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- pinch of hot pepper flakes
- pinch of black pepper
- sea salt to taste
- 1 baguette, cut into1 inch diagonal slices
- 1 whole garlic clove sliced in half length wise and olive oil drizzle
- small wedge Taleggio cheese
- Cut tomatoes into small diced pieces.
- Add garlic, balsamic and red wine vinegar,
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place sliced bread on half sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil and rub with peeled garlic bulb.
- Cook 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, turning once half way through.
- Serve with slice of Taleggio cheese, topped with tomato mixture.
Taleggio Cheese and Bruschetta are an amazing flavor combination that everyone at your table with rave over! You’ll love it too because it’s super simple to make which gives you more time at the table and less time in the kitchen. The tomato mixture can be made in the morning and kept in the fridge until your company arrives. The crostini’s can be toasted off early too- just cool them completely and store them in an air tight container until serving.
Impress even the most picky guests with our Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini at your next dinner party!
Much Love and Peace~