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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  • 1. Rocío Blog  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 5:57 am

    OMG! Beautiful pictures!!

  • 2. Kate  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 6:29 am

    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 :)



  • 3. girlshygirlguide  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 6:40 am

    love love love

  • 4. Rebekah {aCricketSang}  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Amazing idea with the cherry tomatoes and cheese!

  • 5. Anna  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 7:13 am

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

  • 6. Raven  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 7:25 am

    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 :)

  • 7. Gina  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Cheese is my most favorite thing EVER, so thanks for this post ;-)




  • 8. Kelby  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 8:09 am

    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!

  • 9. Fabiola Mejia  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 am

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

  • 10. Alisa  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 9:02 am

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

  • 11. Cuero&Mør  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 am

    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!! ;)


  • 12. adriana  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 am


  • 13. Ana  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 11:07 am

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

  • 14. Christa  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Cheese is the best, and these pictures are beautiful!


  • 15. Taylor  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 11:31 am

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


  • 16. Sosyal Medya  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Cheese is my most favorite thing ever. :)

  • 17. Maggie  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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

  • 18. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed  |  April 2nd, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My word, this all looks so delicious…

  • 19. Maelle  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 3:47 am

    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!


  • 20. Valerie  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Beautiful styling and photography. Yum!!

  • 21. Tia  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

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

  • 22. Patchi Cancado  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Gorgeous pictures! Yum!

  • 23. goretti  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 10:17 am

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

  • 24. Kristina.  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    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,

  • 25. Ali  |  April 3rd, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    These photos are real jaw-droppers.

  • 26. Kait  |  April 6th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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

  • 27. Nola  |  October 10th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    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.

  • 28. art of cheese hq  |  October 13th, 2014 at 5:01 am

    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.

  • 29. Johnny Philips  |  March 17th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Photos are really amazing & fantastic… Love it :)



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