Goat Cheese Crostinis + Proscuitto

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Sooo....we made goat cheese. This was a pretty awesome project that will happen again and again. It takes a few days for the cheese to set and "age" but it's worth the work and wait.  We stole the flavor idea from one of our favorite cheese makers, Cypress Grove. They make two of my favorite cheeses, Purple Haze and Midnight Moon.  The recipe ended up making 6 disks of the goat cheese; three flavored and three plain. We added fennel pollen and lavender buds to the outside of the goat cheese and aged it for a few days.  I made a couple of recipes with the cheese but, these crostinis were my favorite! This recipe is pretty easy and only involves caramelizing the onions. FYI...you do not have to make your cheese from scratch. You can buy any type of goat cheese from the market. Ingredients: 

  • Crusty bread
  • Goat cheese
  • Tomatoes (I used heirloom)
  • Caramelized onions (recipe here)
  • Any type of dried ham, proscuitto, salami, coppa etc

How to:

  • Slice bread into round disks
  • Slice tomato and rub the bread with the tomato juice and seeds 
  • Layer the rest of the ingredients on top of the bread 
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This can be made as an appetizer or as a compliment to any kind of tomato based soup. I didn't bother toasting the bread because the point of the tomatoes is to saturate the bread with tomato "juice". Enjoy! If you make this dish or anything else form Pickles+Palmtrees, please send us an email and let us know how it turns out.