Cheese For The Holidays

Chuck Zimmerman

CrostiniI know we’re not a recipe site but sometimes when something looks this good you’ve got to pass it along. This is from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and a good example of the way they’re working to provide people with great ideas to combine dairy in their diet. So get your holiday cheese plan in gear.

Pistachio Wisconsin Peppercorn Feta Crostini

Ingredients:
1 cup Wisconsin Feta cheese with peppercorns (or 1 cup Feta cheese mixed with 1 tsp. cracked peppercorns), crumbled
8 oz. Wisconsin Cream cheese, softened
Number of Servings: 24
1/3 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
1 loaf French bread (12 in. long), cut in 1/2-in. slices
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Combine Wisconsin Feta and Cream cheeses and nuts; mix well. Set aside. Brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil. Preheat broiler and place oven rack at least 4 in. below heating element. Broil bread slices until lightly browned on both sides, turning once. Spread each slice with cheese mixture.

Cheese, Dairy Group, Nutrition