Yep. Bread Cheese. Ever heard of it? I hadn’t either until very recently but I am now a huge fan! I was strolling through Whole Foods the other day (probably talking to myself like a homeless bag lady like I’m normally doing) and I ran across this cheese. The title of course was Bread Cheese. I was so intrigued. Naturally I had to buy to see what this was all about.
Reading the package told me that all you had to do was heat it and eat. Sounds simple enough. It had suggestions as well and I eventually tried several of them, even dipping it in coffee which is a traditional way of eating. I turned to the world wide web and did some digging. It’s a Finnish style fresh cheese and it’s called bread cheese because when it’s cooked it takes on the color and consistency of dense bread. I loved it and would recommend this as an easy go-to appetizer that requires little to zero work. I just heated it in a cast iron skillet but you could use anything really.
It seems like it pairs really well with sweet things and fruits. I tried it with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of honey. Love!
I tried it with as many dips/spreads as I could find in my fridge to see what stood out.
I used pepper jelly, balsamic onion jam, hot peach chutney, sour cherry spread with Luxardo maraschino cherries. All were great however, my most favorite was a fig and chocolate spread. The salty cheese next to the chocolate in the spread was so good! Now, don’t think you’d have to use fancy ingredients by any means. It was amazing with berries and honey and would be perfect with regular old strawberry preserves. Just grab some next time you run across it and see for yourself!
It’ll keep forever in your fridge and you can pull it out next time those pesky unexpected company drops by and look like a total rock star!