Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Blue Cheese with Truffle Honey Bruschetta
When I think of Bruschetta, I used to think only tomato and basil. I even thought that bruschetta has to be with tomato and basil. Well, one bruschetta in a Manhattan restaurant changed my concept for bruschetta. This bruschetta had some kind of cheese (sheep or goat or something like that) and truffle honey on top. First of all, I did not know the existence of truffle honey. Second of all, the combination of cheese and truffle honey was divine!
It seemed easy enough to make it at home so I decided to try.
Well, the most difficult part of this dish was trying to find truffle honey. I couldn't find them in any local super market. I see truffle oil everywhere but wasn't able to find truffle honey. By searching on-line, I found that most of the truffle honey come from Italy to the U.S. The first thing it came to my mind was the italian grocery store in Chelsea Market in Manhattan. So I went there the other day to check it out.
And, here it is. Truffle honey!
Another problem is the cheese which I don't quite remember exactly what cheese it was. I believe it was something like sheep or goat cheese. However, I decided to try it with blue cheese since I love blue cheese.
It is super easy to make once you have all the ingredients. I just sliced baguette and broiled for a few minutes to toast it. And then added blue cheese and truffle honey on top.
This also reminds me some appetizer which I had at an art show somewhere. It was cream cheese with fig jam. I would like to make that one also. Anyway, I ate this wonderful bruschetta watching super bowl. Somehow, I managed to fall a sleep during the super bowl game but I ate all the bruschetta before I fall a sleep :-)
The best part of this bruschetta is the truffle honey. It might be a bit difficult to find but if you find it, try it! It is really good :-)