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• Oven-baked Jarlsberg® Cheese Tomato Gratin •

• Ingredients •

You will need

  • 100 ml extra virgin oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (or equivalent dried)
  • 4 fl. oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 fl. oz. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz Shredded Jarlsberg® cheese
  • 2 oz pine (pignoli) nuts

Makes 4 portions

A tangy, wholesome dish

Celebrate the taste of the Mediterranean with this colorful dish that bursts with flavor. Sparked with Jarlsberg® cheese, balsamic vinegar and toasted nuts, the dish can be served as bruschetta on sliced toasted Italian bread, or as a side dish to meat, chicken or fish.

To make the baked tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the tomatoes in half. In bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; gently mix in tomatoes. Transfer all to an ovenproof dish, turning tomatoes cut side up and bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, gently toast the pine nuts in a pan until golden, and set aside. When tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove their skins and return to baking dish. Sprinkle tomatoes with Jarlsberg® cheese. Return to oven and broil about 5 minutes, or until cheese turns golden and bubbly. Top with toasted pine nuts. Serves 4.