A great addition to any soup you eat this Fall or Winter Season.
Cheese is one of the most enjoyed foods around the world and there are surely many types of it. And just as many ways to use cheese in your cooking and food preparations.
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Using The Right Cheese
When you make toasted cheese bread, the cheese you use matters. Why?
When you melt cheese, the heat is kneading and stretching what is called protein casein bonds (number-one building block in cheese) rather than breaking them down to a liquid form.
The kneading and stretching of cheese when placed in heat, allows for moisture and fat to escape the casein.
After cheese has been added to heat, the end results is the feeling of gooeyness as you bit into that cheese topped hamburger or those tacos, grilled cheese sandwich, pasta, Mac and cheese and that slice of pizza.
You can have that same gooey feeling when bitting into a slice of Toasted Sourdough Garlic Cheese Bread.
The right cheese to use is a younger cheese, or less aged, as it well melt easier under heat.
The older the cheese or aged for a long period of time, the clumpier and harder to break down.
Choose a cheese that will melt into gooey goodness.
Here is a list of cheese choices for toasted cheese bread that will melt easily.
- Red Leicester
- Parmesan – grated
Poor melting cheeses include: mozzarella, feta, and provolone. Though you could use these, but they should be paired with a cheese that melts easily.
How Cheese Is Made
Cheese is made from the milk of cows, sheep, goats, and buffalo.
Good bacteria is used in the fermentation process to break down the fats and proteins into a larger molecules.
The flavor and texture of the cheese depends on the bacteria used.
Toasted Sourdough Garlic Cheese Bread
Here is what you will need and what to do for a Toasted Sourdough Garlic Cheese Bread oven toasted cheese bread.
• Butter or olive oil
• Good melting cheese
• garlic cloves, minced
• After Toasting Toppings: parsley, cilantro, Basil, or chives
Try sourdough for a tangy flavor, or an airy bread like ciabatta if you like the cheese oozing through the holes.
Mince 2 gloves of garlic and place in small bowl with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mash garlic with a fork. Next, add a few shakes of Harissa seasoning and mix in.
Spread garlic-oil mixture over bread. Next add slices or grated cheese you have chosen to use.
Place bread onto a cast iron skillet and put pan under preheated broiler. Wait until cheese melts and is bubbling.
Use caution, watch bread as it is toasted. Toasting of bread and melting of cheese under broiler can happen fast. You don’t want a piece of burnt bread and cheese.
Once cheese has melted, remove from oven and sprinkle cheese toast with either chopped cilantro, diced chives, torn basil leaves, or chopped parsley.
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