Toasts Wild Mushroom and Fontina Cheese

Toasts Wild Mushroom and Fontina Cheese

Prep time: 5m. Cook time: 10m. Total time: 15m

1-pound mixed fresh shiitake, chanterelle, and porcini mushrooms
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
2 medium shallots, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

1/4 cup Marsala

1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick center-cut slices country-style French bread
6 ounces imported Italian Fontina cheese, coarsely grated

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Stem shiitake mushrooms. Cut all mushrooms lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add rosemary and stir 10 seconds, then add mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until mushrooms begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add shallots and thyme; stir 2 minutes. Add Marsala and boil until evaporated, about 30 seconds.
Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Can be prepared 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Preheat broiler. Place bread slices on baking sheet; broil until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Divide cheese among bread slices, covering completely. Broil until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
Rewarm mushrooms over medium heat if necessary. Mix in parsley. Place toasts on plates. Spoon mushrooms over and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33g


Sodium 396mg


Total Carbohydrate 10.4g


Protein 14.6g


Recipe by
Charbel Aoun
A skilled Culinary Professional, and 2 star Michelin award winner in 2002 from
L’auberges restaurant, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recognized for a comprehensive
knowledge of Italian & French cuisine and an innovative approach to setting the
stage for a customized dining experience. Winner of golden certificate in Molecular
Gastronomy in 2009, Berlin, Germany. More than 22 years of progressive experience
managing the provision of fine dining for resorts, restaurants, country clubs, and
clubhouses; refining the art of cooking; developing impressive menus; and
preparing culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the globe.
Particularly committed to leaving patrons with an especially memorable dining

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