We are truly thrilled to be sharing this news with you. As of a week or so ago, this new, exclusive, on-line only offering was introduced by Williams-Sonoma and we're delighted to announce that Amour Spreads is part of the Beehive Whiskey Cheese and Salami Collection!
For those of you from this part of the world (Utah that is), Beehive Cheese is a well-known and well-loved local household name. For those of you who aren't from around here, Beehive is an artisan brand who has taken the cheese world by storm. Their hand-rubbed, award-winning cheeses can be found practically everywhere, in and outside of Utah. Our friendship with Beehive began over three years ago and we've enjoyed great people, food, music, laughter and conversation around the goodness of life and, in particular, delicious food.
We have discovered many of their cheeses pair beautifully with many of our jams, e.g. Barely Buzzed is heavenly with our Pear Lavender Jam, Apple Walnut Smoked with our Savory Heirloom Tomato, Aggiano with our Black Currant Blackberry, their Promonotry with our Strawberry Rhubarb...to name a few. Cheese and jam are fantastic together, some like to go further by adding some local artisan salumi from Creminelli and well, now you have the ABC's of local yum -- Amour Spreads, Beehive Cheese and Creminelli.
What we all have in common is a commitment to real, whole, high-quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible and created with care and passion.
This is a special collection because there is yet another local factor and delicious component to the mix, High West Distillery, a distinctive, small-batch distillery located in Park City.
Who would have thought that Utah, of all places, would be the home of such remarkable food amazingness?
We are truly grateful to be included amongst such stellar company.
ENJOY! and feel free to share with your friends.
Serves approximately 4-6 people
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 bunches greens (lacinato kale, Red Russian Kale, chard, rapini or a combo thereof) washed, ribbed and coarsely chopped
1 fresh baguette, sliced into 1/2" rounds
1 clove garlic, whole
1 jar of Amour Spreads Savory Heirloom Tomato Jam
1/8 pound cheese, thinly sliced (Beehive Promontory or Seahive is recommended).
To prepare greens: Pour several good glugs of olive oil into a skillet on medium heat, then add the diced garlic and saute' for 1 minute. Add chopped greens and a pinch of salt to taste.
Stir, then cover and cook. After 4 minutes, remove lid, stir again, then re-cover for 4 additional minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Once slightly cooled, dice the greens to medium fine.
To prepare costini: Lightly brush baguette rounds on one side with olive oil and toast in the oven or broiler for approximately 2-4 minutes until lightly browned. Remove rounds from the oven and while warm, gently rub tops with the whole garlic clove.
To assemble: Spread each toasted baguette round with Savory Heirloom Tomato Jam, then add a layer of sliced cheese to each jammy baguette round. Top with a teaspoon full of diced kale.
Serve immediately or at room temperature. Can be prepared up to 1 hour prior to serving.