This delicious appetizer is one of my absolute favorites to make and eat. After eating something similar at one of our favorite restaurants, Rustico, Matt and I vowed to make something similar because we HAD to eat it again. After a couple of tries and finding the right cheese, we nailed it.
You will need:
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
4-5 tablespoons of honey (any variety – I used sunflower)
1-2 tablespoons of truffle oil
salt & pepper
12+ oz. high quality goat’s milk cheese with ash (yes, I know this sounds weird, but it’s amazing)
1 french baguette or preferably some brioche
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Put in walnuts and toast a bit (2-3 minutes), then add the butter. Stir until butter is melted and walnuts are coated. Drizzle in the honey and stir, then drizzle in the truffle oil. Turn heat down to low and stir occasionally for around 4 minutes.
Heat the oven to 300 and put the cheese on a piece of foil and heat for around 5 minutes (to soften it and make it gooey). Toast the bread. Display on a pretty plate and eat way too much!