Gorgonzola, Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Sandwich

by eat in my kitchen

Strawberry Gorgonzola Sandwich

My first strawberries this year find their place on a sandwich together with the creamiest blue cheese of all, Gorgonzola! This cheese gets its name from its place of origin, the commune of Gorgonzola in the province of Milan. It’s not as sharp and spicy as Roquefort or Stilton, it’s more on the mild side, perfect for when I feel like a soft cheese aroma. That’s what my strawberries needed, especially because their season has just begun here and they haven’t reached their full spectrum of flavours yet. To bring some spice into this combination I added a few pink peppercorns, also gentle enough for the red fruits.

This sandwich is so sweet and creamy that a fluffy ciabatta bread felt like the right choice. I spread Gorgonzola (about 100g / 3.5 ounces for 2 people) in thick lumps on a few slices of the fresh loaf, I didn’t want to spare on the milky creaminess before I covered the sandwiches with a couple slices of strawberries. Sprinkled with the pink peppercorns which are best when softly pressed before they join the red fruits, I felt a bit hesitant to take the first bite, this week’s sandwich really is beautiful!

Strawberry Gorgonzola Sandwich

 

Strawberry Gorgonzola Sandwich

 

Strawberry Gorgonzola Sandwich