The only cooking that needs to be done with these appetizers is grilling the slices of rustic bread or baguette. These can be thrown on the bbq or put in the oven topped with a drizzle of good olive oil. They only take a couple of minutes on each side until the bread is toasted.
Once the slices of bread are warmed and toasted, they are ready for a ‘schmear’ of cheese. Room temperature goat cheese just needs to be whipped with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper before being generously spread onto each slice of grilled bread.
While bread and goat cheese are perfect on their own, take crostini to the next level with seasonal fruit. Strawberries, cherries, and peaches are just a few fruits that work well with goat cheese.
Strawberries and basil accompany each other nicely. One sliced strawberry per baguette slice is usually enough, then top with ribbons of basil. A sprinkle of Malden salt is a nice finish.
Cherries scream summer and they complement the goat cheese wonderfully. Pit cherries and halve, then place on the creamy cheese. A drizzle of balsamic glaze completes this tasty bite.
Sliced summer peaches are lovely arranged on top of goat cheese. Complete this treat with a drizzle of honey or a little chunk of honeycomb. Top with a few thyme leaves and it’s ready to enjoy.