These appetizers are amazing! We made them for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! I actually got the recipe from my friend Laura, but I have no idea where she got it. We make ours with Cambozola cheese, which is a flavorful soft cheese. Apparently it is a combination of French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola. But it’s made by a German cheese company. Go figure.
It sort of reminds me of Brie, but with a much stronger flavor. We normally buy Cambozola at Costco and we also found it at Safeway, but for a lot more money per pound. It is quite expensive, however you don’t need huge quantities of the ingredients since they are so flavorful. The appetizers are best served immediately. They are just so pretty, aren’t they?
New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer
1 loaf of crusty French bread, cut into rounds
1 8 oz. container of raspberries
About 1/2 a pound of Cambozola, sliced into small wedges with a sharp knife. Cut straight out of the fridge (the rind on the outside is totally edible by the way).
A small handful of fresh basil, thinly sliced
Honey for drizzling
Place sliced cheese on top of pieces of bread and place in the toaster oven, or regular oven until melty. Watch it carefully- it should only take 2 or 3 minutes. Smoosh raspberries on top of melted cheese and then sprinkle a few slivers of fresh basil on each appetizer. Drizzle a small amount of honey over the top of each.
Cindy & Jordan