I love choosing a nice chewy sourdough like Three Coast Three Seed Loaf from Laughing Tree Bakery and stuffing it full of cantalet, sliced pears and a healthy dose of chipotle fig spread. This cheese is a great melter and the bread becomes a golden crusty wrap.
- Sourdough bread, sliced (Laughing Tree’s Three Coast Three Seed is a winner!)
- Cantalet or melting cheese, sliced
- Chipotle Fig Marinade, used as a spread
- Firm pear, thinly sliced
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a sauté pan.
Spread one slice of bread with chipotle fig marinade and place slice, along with a second slice in pan, over medium heat.
Layer slices of cheese and pear on both sides and cook until melted. When cheese is melted and bread golden, flip one slice onto the other. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half.
Cantalet is one of France’s oldest cheeses. Produced in the Auvergne Valley and dating to Roman times, Cantalet is a firm, creamy, mild but nutty cow’s milk cheese. Try any melting cheese you like, but this one pairs nicely with the chipotle, fig and pears already in play.
If you don’t have any chipotle fig marinade on hand, use any prepared fig spread.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes