Our friends at Borough Cheese Co are really very good at one thing in particular, COMTE, the traditional French Mountain Cheese, which they import from France and deliver directly to us every Saturday from 9AM. One of the most wonderfully simple and indulgent ways of enjoying this French speciality is by creating the ultimate Anglo-French toastie. Check out the recipe below!
For this you will need:
2 slices white bread
15 g Comte cheese
15 g Westcombe or artisan Cheddar cheese
2 slices higher-welfare roasted ham
½ tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
freshly ground black pepper
1 small eating apple
1 handful mixed salad leaves , such as frisse, watercress, rocket
AND! a toastie machine
Lightly butter the slices of bread, then place buttered-side down on a chopping board. Slice and lay the cheeses over one piece of bread, top with the ham then place the second piece of bread on top, buttered-side up. Place into a preheated toastie maker, clamp the lid down and toast for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
Meanwhile, add the vinegar and oil to a clean jam jar with a little pinch of salt and pepper, pop the lid on and shake to combine. Cut the apple into matchsticks, removing the core, then toss with the salad leaves and dressing. Serve the golden toastie with the fresh salad on the side, and tuck in!
Huge thanks to Jamie Oliver for this fabulous how-to!