When I host a get together with friends, my goal is always to serve delicious food that’s easy to prepare, but still elegant. For example, I love setting out a cheese board with some fresh fruit and nuts for party guests. Brie en croute is another easy appetizer that will impress your guests but won’t leave you stuck in the kitchen. In fact, you could easily plan an entire party around cheese themed dishes.
When it comes to parties and special occasions, Président® brand offers a variety of fresh, high-quality cheeses like brie, Camembert, feta and goat cheese that are sure to make your next get together an extra special occasion.
I really do believe in the idea of simple, yet classy and delicious when it comes to entertaining, and this Brie on Garlic Bread fits that philosophy perfectly.
Four ingredients and about 15 minutes is all you need to create this savory appetizer that will be a huge hit with your party guests. This bread is also the perfect accompaniment to your favorite soup or pasta dish. My family devoured an entire loaf in the time it took me to make it!
One of my favorite, easy recipe ideas from Président Cheese is these flatbread style pizzas with tomatoes, Président Crumbled Feta, pine nuts and fresh herbs. This dish is simple to prepare, but will satisfy even a sophisticated palate. Of course, if you’re entertaining a diverse group, you won’t want to limit yourself to just a few toppings. When I’m entertaining, I love to set out a variety of crusts, toppings and cheeses so my guests can come up with their own unique creations.
Letting everyone choose their favorite toppings is a great way to satisfy different age groups, tastes and dietary needs. While the pizzas bake, you’ll have time to visit with your guests, and preparing food together adds a sense of fun and camaraderie to almost any gathering. Hosting a party and still finding time to interact with your guests truly is an art. Président Cheese, with its variety of high quality cheeses and easy gourmet recipe ideas, helps you elevate entertaining to an art form.
Flatbread with President Feta, Grape Tomatoes and Pine Nuts
- 1 Naan flatbread
- 12 Grape Tomatoes, cut in half
- 3 oz. Président® Crumbled Feta
- 1 tbs Oregano, chopped
- 1 tbs Basil, chopped
- 3 tbs Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
- 1/2 oz. Pinenuts
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper on the flatbread.
- Evenly distribute the grape tomatoes, feta crumbles, oregano, basil, and pine nuts. Brush baking sheet with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
- Place flatbread on baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until warmed thoroughly. Cut into 4 slices.
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