cheese is really the best thing to keep in the fridge for impromptu afternoon guests. it’s easy to mix with things you already have around your house and turn into appetizers or a meal. leslie is going to show us two simple recipes using cheese, that can be easily recreated in your own kitchen. personally, i love anything with a brie and prosciutto combo. check out more cheese recipes over here!

Open Faced Sandwich with Brie, Prosciutto, Caramelized Onion, & Arugula
yield: 2 servings 


• 8oz. Brie round Président® Cheese, baked
• 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
• 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
• 1/2 loaf artisan bread
• 6 slices prosciutto
• 1 cup arugula
• 4 leaves fresh basil, optional
• Salt & Pepper, to taste

how to make it:

• Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place Brie in center of pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Let it rest for a couple  minutes before cutting. Cut into thick slices.

• Thinly slice onion. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook 4-5 minutes (or until just tender) with brown sugar.

• Slice bread into thick slices. Layer on prosciutto, caramelized onion, arugula, basil (optional), and baked Brie slices. Salt and Pepper to taste.

and, how cute are these stuffed cherry tomatoes?

Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
yield: 24-30 pieces


• 30 cherry tomatoes
• 1 container 5.2oz Président® Gourmet Cheese Herbs de Provence
• Sprigs of fresh Thyme, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary; optional as garnish
• 30 pieces hard salami, thick sliced (optional)

how to make it:

• Slice tops off of tomatoes. Scoop out the inside using a very small spoon. Stuff the cheese into tomatoes. Serve with a slice of salami and a dusting of fresh herbs (optional).

If you’d like to enter to win $50 worth of your own Président cheese, visit the brand’s new website, ArtOfCheese.com.

(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here! this post was sponsored by President Cheese, all opinions are my own)


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    Rocío Blog says:

    OMG! Beautiful pictures!!

    Kate says:

    In our house, we always love a good ‘French Dinner’, which is basically all of these things just laid out to pick at. We always over eat but it’s worth it for that night 🙂



    Amazing idea with the cherry tomatoes and cheese!

    Anna says:

    Gorgeous photos of these delicious treats. When I lived in Paris this is pretty much all I made for myself (Minus the meat).

    Raven says:

    um…those look amazing! Love the styling, too. The photos on your blog have always been pretty darn stellar, but I’ve noticed a shift in them recently. You elevate everything Bri, even (or should I say especially?) to outdo yourself. Great job! Keep inspiring us, girl 🙂

    Gina says:

    Cheese is my most favorite thing EVER, so thanks for this post 😉




    Kelby says:

    Umm….what an AMAZING post. Cheese, open-faced sandwiches, stuffed tomatoes… they’re all making my mouth water. Can’t wait to try these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    WOW! Beautiful post and I wholeheartedly agree, cheese is one of the best things ever!

    Alisa says:

    I love this, everything looks so yummy and beautiful:)

    Cuero&Mør says:

    Gorgeous photos!! You just gave us the idea of what to eat today for lunch…yum!!

    Today we have in our blog and special post about the designer “Alex Proba” with her project “A poster a day”…You´ll love it!! 😉


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    Ana says:

    I want to bite into those sandwiches right now! they look just delicious!

    Christa says:

    Cheese is the best, and these pictures are beautiful!


    Taylor says:

    mmm! This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try out both recipes.


    Sosyal Medya says:

    Gorgeous photos! Cheese is my most favorite thing ever. 🙂

    Maggie says:

    How delicious! I can’t wait to try it out myself! Thank you for sharing!! xx

    My word, this all looks so delicious…

    Maelle says:

    OMG this looks amazing! I’m going to try this for lunchtime – which is in about an hour now, can’t wait! Yay for cheese!


    Valerie says:

    Beautiful styling and photography. Yum!!

    Tia says:

    Love this post! Gorgeous photos! I could live on bread and cheese.
    xo Tia | http://www.bigcitytyro.com

    Gorgeous pictures! Yum!

    goretti says:

    Leslie Grow : Like on instagram said it: Claps! Beautiful photos!

    Kristina. says:

    so I came here for the free download and I stumbled upon this mouthwatering pictures, it really is not fair! like here is 10PM and I’m on a detox, my tummy is hurting now really:(
    great pictures btw:) I will definitely check out one of these recipes,

    Ali says:

    These photos are real jaw-droppers.

    Kait says:

    These photos are amazing.I love cheese trays so much. They can be so beautiful… not to mention tasty!

    Nola says:

    May I simply just say what a comfort to uncover someone who truly understands what they’re talking about on the internet.

    You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light
    and make it important. A lot more people should read
    this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you are not more popular because you most certainly possess the gift.

    Love this post, love anything with cheese. Don’t love others who steal ideas for branding opportunities for large corporations. President Cheese stole the “Art of Cheese” campaign from my blog and it’s a huge disappointment.

    Photos are really amazing & fantastic… Love it 🙂

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