For the best presentation, it is best to use heirloom tomatoes in
a variety of colors.
6 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch thick slices
½ pound Bittersweet Plantation Dairy Bulgarian-Style Kashkaval
6 (1-ounce) slices peasant bread
nonstick cooking spray
1 clove garlic, halved
½ cup Bittersweet Plantation Dairy Creole Cream Cheese
2 tbsps water
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
NOTE: If a panini press is not available for grilling bread, use
a skillet or grill pan, and grill bread 2 minutes on each side.
Preheat panini press according to manufacturer’s directions.
Spray each side of press with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread
on press and grill 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Rub cut sides
of halved garlic clove over one side of each slice of bread. Set
aside. In a blender, process Creole Cream Cheese, water, lemon juice
and minced garlic until smooth. Place 1 slice of bread on each plate.
Divide tomato and Kashkaval slices, layering each on top of bread.
Spoon 1 tablespoon Creole Cream Cheese mixture on top of each serving.
Top with basil and a dash of salt and pepper.