Cheese Toasties: Beyond the Basics

Cheese toasties are the epitome of comfort food, but did you know you can turn them into something truly special with just a few tweaks? While the childhood favourite may still be great for children, adults will appreciate a new form of their old snack.

Choose Quality Cheese

The right cheese will take your toastie to the next level. You should select cheeses that are from quality sources to maximise flavour and texture. There’s nothing wrong with mixing two types of cheese, either. A mix of mozzarella with a little Stilton can take you to new heights.

Add Some Flavour

Herbs are a simple way to add some extra taste to a simple toastie. Try spreading a little pesto on the bread before adding cheese and toasting. You may even use herbed butter on the outside of the toastie to help it brown up and to incorporate more flavour of your choice.

Other top options for including more flavour include:

  • Roasted garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Marmalade
  • Fig preserves
  • Sprigs of herbs
  • Chopped parsley
  • Thinly sliced apples or pears
  • Sriracha

Get creative and see what else will work to create a tasty sandwich that you will enjoy.

Improve Texture

Tired of soft textures in your food? Add some crunch with some pickles, crispy bacon, or crisp lettuce. If using an ingredient that may wilt with the heat, you may choose to add it after the toastie is made. However, bacon and the like will stay crunchy even after heating and give that extra bite to the sandwich.

Double Up on Protein

A simple way to add flavour and protein to your toastie is to include something like ham, bacon, or pepperoni. These can easily create a whole new flavour profile, particularly if you’ve used some sriracha or pesto sauce.

You may also wish to try a poached or fried egg added to the bread before toasting, or you could even cook up some tasty fish fillets and add them to what would otherwise be an ordinary cheese toastie. If you have a favourite protein, why not add it? This is a wonderful way to use up leftover chicken from last night’s supper, too.

With so many ways to prepare your cheese toasties, you’re probably thinking of cheeses to try. Freshways offers many choices in cheese, from simple to more elegant. Place your order today.