I know, I know… with a subject like Blue Cheese Tartine, this sounds like it could be very pretentious and complicated, doesn’t it? It definitely is not. A tartine is basically just an open-faced sandwich, or, more simply, a piece of bread with toppings put over it. This is actually a pretty common recipe and, I guess pretty popular, but I only recently came across it. The strong flavor of the cheese gets balanced out by the sweetness of the honey and the saltiness of the bacon, leaving you with a perfect blend of flavors in your mouth.
Blue Cheese Tartine
[recipe from Leite's Culinaria]
4 slices sourdough bread
Extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
8 slices bacon, cooked, kept warm
Fresh ground black pepper
Brush olive oil lightly onto both sides of the bread. Place the bread on a baking sheet and broil it until it is golden brown on one side. Sprinkle the slices with the crumbled cheese and put back in the oven to broil until the cheese is slightly melted.
Take them off of the baking sheet and place the warm bacon over each slice and drizzle with the honey. Grind some pepper over the top and serve.