I was so glad to see that this menu item is back at the booth in 2012! (To see more photos and Food and Wine Festival menus, be sure to check out our complete list of Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths, Menus, and Food Photos!)
A perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, this dish also introduces interesting textures into the mix with the griddled cheese and nuts. It proved to be so popular last year that distributors had a hard time keeping up with the demand — the dish sold out several times toward the end of the festival!
If you’d like to sample this delicious option from the Greece booth, then be sure to line up early. But if you can’t make it to this year’s Festival or if they run out again, here’s a simple and yummy method for making this appetizer in the comfort of your own home!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
2 teaspoons finely chopped pistachios (about 10 pistachios)
12 ounces kasseri cheese*
4 teaspoons honey, for garnish
toasted baguette slices, for serving
1. Heat pistachios in small non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
2. Cut cheese into 2-inch wide x 1/2-inch thick slices.
3. Heat large non-stick skillet over high heat. When skillet is extremely hot, add cheese and fry 1-2 minutes on each side or until gold brown. Serve immediately. The cheese will be hot but not melted.
4. To serve, drizzle cheese with honey and sprinkle with toasted pistachios. Serve with toasted baguette slices.
*COOK’S NOTES: Made in Greece, kasseri is a semi-hard cheese that is traditionally made with sheep’s or goat’s milk with a sharp, salty flavor and cheddar-like texture. If you can’t find it in your grocery story or specialty shop, substitute another semi-hard sheep’s milk cheese.
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