You guys know my two besties: Cheese and Wine?! Well they haven’t hung out in a while and what kind of food blog would we be if we didn’t impart multiple ways for them to be paired together. Don’t pull a rookie move and think that sliced cheese and crackers is what to serve at a party. This is done just as quickly and looks, tastes, and impresses much more than that tired old look. Plus it’s obviously DELISH!
- Polenta log from Trader Joe’s
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 3 tbsp of half and half or cream
- 2 tbsp basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pine nuts, pistachios, or really any nut would work (optional)
Grab the Trader Joe’s polenta log (it’s cheap and cuts down the work a ton)! Slice into 1/8 inch rounds then cut into half moons. Brush with olive oil and grate parmesan cheese over them before sticking in broiler to make into a chip. Remember to keep an eye on them as they shouldn’t take more than 5-10 min at the MAX. While those are toasting up, whip goat cheese with the half and half or cream, add in the chopped basil with some salt & pepper to taste. I also think a nice crunch element would be to add toasted pine nuts (a handful) or pistachios to the cheese mixture.
Dollop the mixture on the cooled chip, (if its still hot the mixture will start melting) and serve!
Happy Eating (And Partying), XO.