Formaggella della Val Trompia with Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese (about 250g)
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Oven-safe dish or ramekin
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
2. Cut the Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese in half horizontally.
3. Place the bottom half of the cheese in an oven-safe dish or ramekin.
4. Arrange the sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese.
5. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the tomatoes.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Place the top half of the cheese on top of the tomatoes.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.


- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Temperature:
- Oven temperature: 350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
- This recipe serves 2-4 people.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 250 per serving
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 15g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Formaggella della Val Trompia cheese can be substituted with any soft cheese such as brie or camembert.
- Balsamic vinegar can be substituted with red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Variations:
- Add sliced garlic or onions for extra flavor.
- Top with chopped nuts such as walnuts or almonds for added texture.
- Use different types of cheese such as goat cheese or blue cheese.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the cheese is at room temperature before baking to ensure even melting.
- Serve with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a wooden board or platter with fresh herbs and sliced bread.

Garnishes:
- Fresh basil leaves or chopped parsley.

Pairings:
- Serve with a glass of red wine such as Chianti or Pinot Noir.

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled vegetables or a simple green salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cheese is not melting evenly, place it under the broiler for a few minutes until bubbly.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the tomatoes before slicing them.

Food history:
- Formaggella della Val Trompia is a soft cheese from the Lombardy region of Italy.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, tangy, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or light lunch.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Herbaceous, Creamy, Umami