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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes are an easy-to-make appetizer, starter or a main course with a crunchy green side salad.  Our La Réserve, Maison Mirabeau’s first cuvée from Domaine Mirabeau, is a lovely food-friendly rosé. Due to its rich and creamy character, it will pair very nicely with creamy cheeses. Read more about La Réserve Rosé and the Regenerative Viticulture Association here.

Other cheeses will work for this recipe, but we chose Chaource, a soft cow’s milk cheese from the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. Chaource is one of our favourites and works very nicely baked on a chunk of sourdough with roasted figs and grapes!

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

blankMaison Mirabeau Wine
Make this recipe as an appetizer or a lunch dish served with a green salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Chaource Cheese or other soft, meltable cheese
  • 4 slices of Sourdough Bread
  • 1 bunch of Red Grapes
  • 2 Figs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Wash the figs and slice them in half. 
  • Wash and dry the grapes before coating them in olive oil and salt. Then place the grapes on a baking tray and into the oven - they will need about 20 minutes to roast.
  • Slice the Chaource (or other cheese) and place on the sourdough, and out half a fig on each piece of bread. Drizzle the bread with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the fig has caramelised on top.
  • Remove the grapes and sourdough from the oven, arrange the bread slices on a board or a serving dish with the roasted grapes. For an apéro platter, cut the slices into bite-size chunks.

Notes

Chaource is a soft cow's milk cheese from the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. The cheese is named after the village where it has been made since the Middle Ages.
Keyword Appetizer, Cheese, Figs, Grapes
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