Herbed Cheeses in Golden Cases

Okay, here is another recipe to add to the “entertaining” list you are setting up. These will not last long as they really are super tasty.

  • 1 loaf unsliced white bread
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Gruyere cheese,
  • 1/8 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 2/3 cup fresh Asiago cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. each fresh Basil and Oregano, chopped

Cut the bread into 2 inch slices, removing crusts. Cut the slices into 3 strips, cutting each strip crossways to make 3″ x 4″ rectangles. Scoop out the centers carefully, leaving a shell. Brush the rims and sides with butter. Place on a baking tray and place in a 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. Watch they don’t burn but are only lightly browned. Spoon the filling into the cases and sprinkle with the grated Asiago cheese.


Melt the butter in a saucepan and slowly whisk in the flour, cooking until it becomes bubbly. Remove from the heat and slowly add the milk, stirring until it thickens and begins to bubble. Remove from the heat and add the egg yolk and cheeses. stirring until it all becomes silky smooth. Now stir in the herbs.

This will make about 36 tidbits to savour. The bread cases can be made about an hour in advance. Just store, covered in the refrigerator. The filling must be left a room temperature. Microwaving and freezing is not an option here.

I posted this recipe about 7 years ago and thought you might like to see it again, it is that good!



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