This makes a delicious addition to a brunch table or cut it into 24 pieces for a perfect appetizer to serve up with sparkling wine. Try other fresh herbs like oregano or mint to finish it off and add summer fresh flavour.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
12 sheets of phyllo pastry
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, melted
1/2 cup (125 mL) each shredded Ontario goat cheddar and goat mozzarella
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried Italian seasoning
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
5 oz (150 g – half a 10 oz/300 g log) Ontario chevre (soft unripened goat cheese)
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh basil
Lay 1 sheet of phyllo on parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush with butter. Repeat with another 3 sheets of phyllo. Sprinkle with half of the cheddar cheese. Top with 1 sheet of phyllo and brush with butter. Repeat with another 3 sheets of phyllo and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Top with 1 sheet of phyllo and brush with butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo.
Sprinkle remaining cheddar and mozzarella over top.Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and gently spread grape tomatoes around top of phyllo with green onions. Crumble goat cheese evenly over top.
Bake in centre of 400˚F (200˚C) oven for about 20 minutes or phyllo is until golden brown and cheese is melted.
Using pizza cutter, cut into squares to serve. Sprinkle with basil before serving.
Makes 12 servings.
Tip: If using larger cherry tomatoes cut into quarters.
Look for different coloured tomatoes to a beautiful presentation.
Per serving: About 201 cal, 6 g pro, 14 g total fat (8 g sat fat), 12 g carb, 1 g fibre, 34 mg chol, 247 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 8%, calcium 11%, vit A 13%, vit C 7%
Source: Ontario Goat Cheese (ontariogoatcheese.ca)