Organic Cheshire Cheese Melt with Apple and Red Onion Relish

  • 1 tbsp organic olive oil
  • Small knob of organic butter
  • 1 organic onion, red or white, thinly sliced
  • 1 organic red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp organic caster sugar
  • A few drops of organic balsamic vinegar
  • 2 thick slices of crusty organic farmhouse loaf or ciabatta bread
  • 100g organic Cheshire cheese, cut into slices (don’t worry if they crumble)
  • Fresh sprigs of organic rosemary or thyme

1. Preheat the grill to high.

2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the butter and onion. Cook over a medium-low heat, stirring often, for a few minutes.

3. Add the apple slices and cook until softened.

4. Sprinkle in the sugar and cook until the onion and apple turn a rich, golden brown.

5. Remove from the heat and stir in a few drops of balsamic vinegar.

6. Toast the slices of farmhouse loaf or ciabatta bread on one side only under the grill.

7. Then remove from the grill and heap the onion and apple mixture onto the untoasted sides.

8. Top with the Cheshire cheese and a sprig or two of rosemary or thyme.

9. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

10. Toast under the grill for a few moments until the cheese starts to melt and bubble. Serve at once.

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