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White Bean, Tomato, and TomaTruffle Toast


From our friends at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., this elevated take on a classic bruschetta features their creamy, aromatic TomaTruffle atop ripe tomatoes, white beans, and herbs on toasted sourdough. Serve it at your next gathering, or with a salad for a light warm-weather meal.

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. ripe tomatoes (a variety that includes sun golds is our favorite), cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves  garlic, minced
  • 2 cups  cooked white beans
  • 1 loaf 1 loaf Essential Baking Company Take & Bake Sourdough,  baked, cooled, and cut into ¾”-thick slices
  • 4 ounces  Point Reyes TomaTruffle
  •  Fresh thyme leaves for garnish
  • Salt
  •  Pinch of red pepper flakes 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat broiler.
  • In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to char in spots, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and white beans, cooking a few more minutes, until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat. Season with salt to taste. 
  • Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of 8 slices of bread with remaining olive oil. Place on a sheet pan under broiler. Toast for 2-3 minutes per side, watching carefully, until golden brown. 
  • Top each piece of toasted bread with equal amounts of the warm tomato mixture. Using a microplane or fine grater, grate TomaTruffle on top. Follow with fresh thyme and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately. 

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

In 1959 Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm along Highway 1, just north of Point Reyes Station. In 2000, together with their daughters, the family began making cheese on the farm with milk from their own herd of Holsteins. In 2010, the family opened The Fork, a culinary and educational center, offering farm-to-table educational experiences for both consumers and the trade. Three of the Giacomini sisters, Diana, Lynn and Jill now own and run the company that is recognized nation ally as an award-winning producer best-in-class, hand-crafted, artisan cheese. With production locations on the farm and in nearby Petaluma, the Point Reyes Farmstead product line contains Original Blue, Bay Blue, Toma and Gouda. The cheeses are available nationally at independent cheese shops and specialty grocers, at The Fork, local-area farmers’ markets and online at www.pointreyescheese.com

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