Nothing tastes like summer quite like the fresh and juicy peaches from Saunders Brothers! And when you pair them with the creamy goat cheese from Whispering Springs Farms, it’s an absolute match made in heaven!
- 6-8 oz goat cheese from Whispering Springs Farms, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons thyme leaves from Flores Farm, plus more for serving
- 1 Sourdough Boule from La Bella Vita Bakery, sliced
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 peaches from Saunders Brothers, sliced
- ¼ c fresh basil leaves from Flores Farm
- 1/3 c walnuts, chopped and toasted
- honey from Sunrise Farm, for drizzling
- balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
- Preheat grill to high heat or preheat oven broiler to 500 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, stir together goat cheese, lemon juice, and thyme.
- Place bread on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil on both sides of each slice, and season with salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet under the broiler, or lay out the slices on the grill. Watch closely and toast both sides for about 1-3 minutes per side, or until lightly toasted. Remove from the grill.
- If desired, lower heat to medium and brush the peach slices in olive oil and grill or roast them, too, cut side down, until deeply caramelized. This step is optional – it’s equally delicious either way.
- Spread the goat cheese mixture on the bread and top with peaches. Season with salt and pepper. Top with basil and walnuts. Drizzle with honey and balsamic. Serve and enjoy!
About Seasonal Roots
Since 2011, Seasonal Roots’ online farmers market has connected Virginia families with local family farmers who use sustainable, humane practices. Our neighborhood market managers – who believe in living better through scrumptious, healthy eating, being kind to animals, protecting the environment, and spreading joy – home-deliver freshly harvested produce, pastured eggs, grass fed dairy and meat, plus artisan fare. We empower our members to eat better and live better with more nutritious, flavorful food that’s good for us and good for the planet. More info at seasonalroots.com.