Enriched with creme fraiche, heavy cream, smooth, rich, creamy, mellow… Before I even had this cheese in my hands, I knew it was going to be one that I would love, and I was right! In fact, I’d have to say that this is my favorite so far. It is all of the above words and so much more!
I was a bit stumped as of what to make with this cheese, though. We all know I’m not very creative with coming up with a recipe on my own, and internet searches were not bringing me what I was looking for, either. Then I thought to myself – of course! Look on the Ile de France website!
This recipe would be great as an appetizer or a first course. The cheese is quite rich, so one slice is really all each person needs. (Unless you are like me, eating this for lunch and devouring 2 slices!) There are such great flavors going on, but the cheese really is the star.
This is a very soft cheese, and was a bit difficult for me to slice. But once making the toasts, I would let them sit out for a bit to come to room temperature because the cheese just continues to soften and almost tastes melted. This is a cheese I won’t soon forget!
Toast with Supreme Cheese and Tomato
adapted from Ile de France
Makes 4 servings
4 slices French bread, toasted
1 clove of garlic
1 seeded, chopped tomato
8 small slices of ham
4 slices Supreme cheese
1-2 tablespoons chives
freshly cracked black pepper
Rub the garlic on the top sides of the toasted French bread. Sprinkle the chopped tomatoes on top of each slice. Layer 2 slices of ham on each, followed by a slice of Supreme cheese. Sprinkle chives on top, then trickle olive oil on top followed by fresh pepper. Serve at room temperature.