Apricot cheese serrano baguette

A couple weeks ago my local Farmer’s Market opened up in town for the next couple of months.  It had been YEARS since I went to one and I was itching at the bit to go for fresh vegetables, fruit and other local goods.  As the summer progresses the produce will just populate and get better and better.  Fresh produce and top quality foods just make everything taste better and it’s usually cheaper.

When I buy house plants or flowers I usually kill them within the first week or two.  Not sure what I am doing wrong but they just don’t make no matter what I change up or google.  Right now I’m super pumped to actually see that my garden is ALIVE and thriving and that any day I will be able to start picking fresh vegetables for my family.  I’ve already got BIG ideas for next years garden and can’t wait to put it into action.

Apricot cheese serrano baguette

One of the best parts about farm markets are the people you meet and the small farmers and producers who show off their goods.  Ewetopia dairy is a farm in California where two families work together to bring good quality cheese and soon to be butter to the market.  There are two different types of Ewetopia cheese and they are Philosopher and Sirene.

  • Philosopher is a blend of cow and sheeps milk and was made following a feta recipe.  They like to describe it as having a mozzarella texture with a smoother feta taste.
  • Sirene is the cows milk version of the feta recipe.  This cheese is a little firmer than Philosopher but still has the crumbly texture to it.

Apricot cheese serrano baguette

For this apricot cheese serrano baguette recipe I used the Philosopher cheese and just crumbled it up for the topping.  It’s recommended that the cheese sits at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating but either way you can’t go wrong with this cheese.  Best part is if you have any left over crumbs just save them for your next salad.

To learn more about Ewetopia cheese please check them out on Facebook and twitter.  Please check out their website for the best places to buy the cheese and you can even purchase it online.

 

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Apricot cheese serrano baguette

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Apricot cheese serrano baguette

Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 4 ounces serrano ham slices
  • 6 apricots, cut into chunks
  • 3.5 ounces Ewetopia Philosopher cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions:

  1. Spread olive oil on the tops of each baguette slice.  Turn the oven on to broil and place it in the oven for 45 seconds or until slightly brown.
  2. Cut each serrano ham in half and lay half of the slice on top of each baguette.  Top with apricot, cheese and basil.
  3. Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon of honey on the top of each baguette.

Tip: You can substitute feta for Philosopher but this recipe was tested with Ewetopia cheese.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post provided by Ewetopia Dairy.  All opinions are 100% my own.

   

14 Responses to “Apricot cheese serrano baguette”

  1. 1
    Ginny McMeans — July 7, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Oh Meagan, I love the flavor combinations in this beautiful .

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Congrats on your garden, and I absolutely LOVE this combination! It reminds me so much of something we would have had in France, and I’m really excited about the idea of recreating it at home. Also, I’m excited to hear about Ewetopia. These cheese sound and look like creamy dreamy heaven!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — July 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

    That cheese looks fantastic! (Do they ship to Massachusetts?) :-) Love this recipe!

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    Christie - Food Done Light — July 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Oh! I love this sandwich. Apricots and cheese are a match made in heaven.

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  5. 5
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I need this right now!!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    What a tasty tidbit to quickly fix. I like to come home from work and make myself a simple appetizer and have a glass of wine for example. But often I skip the appetizer—-too much work. But this one is perfect.

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    Sues — July 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Perfect little summer appetizer… and so pretty, too :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    This looks so good! I need more apricot in my life!

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  9. 9
    Rachel Cooks — July 8, 2014 at 7:16 am

    These photos are SO gorgeous, Meagan!

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  10. 10
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    What great flavors! Perfect appetizer!

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    Christine at Cook the Story — July 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    This sounds incredible!

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — July 9, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I love, love, love this combination. I actually love anything with serrano. :) I think I’ve had Ewetopia cheese here in D.C. We have an incredible cheese store called Cheesetique that has tons of different cheeses. I’ll have to go there and double check that they have Ewetopia. :)

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — July 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I am always a fan of sweet and savory combination! This little baguette would be great in any party! Beautifully done! Pinned.

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