Grilled Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Bruschetta

Featured in the November Pick of the Crop 2012 Wine Club Newsletter
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Grilled Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Bruschetta

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • slices of bread (baguette or similar, cut on the diagonal)
  • slices of jamon serrano
  • slices of manchego cheese
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • whole-grain mustard (optional)

 

Directions

  • Preheat the grill.
  • Toast each slice of bread on one side only until lightly golden brown, then turn over and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Place the cheese slices on the bread, top each slice of cheese with a slice of ham and grill until the cheese begins to melt.
  • Serve with the mustard separately or you can spread it on the cheese before it goes under the grill.

 

Note:

A variation on this is to lightly toast both sides of the bread first and rub one side with half a clove of garlic before you drizzle the oil and place the cheese and ham. Just make sure the whole slice is covered or you could end up with the toast edges burnt to a crisp!