Crostini with Gorgonzola Cheese and Walnuts

Crostini are an excellent starter to stop your hunger and the combination of Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts a great classic. Try it out!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese (Italian blue cheese)
  • 4 slices traditional brick oven bread
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp brandy
  • black pepper


  • Put an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 220 °C (400° F)
  • Slice your bread not too thin and arrange it in a single layer on a baking sheet
  • Spread half of the butter on the top side and put in the oven for 8 minutes, or until light golden
  • In the meantime work the remaining butter with the Gorgonzola and with the help of a fork combine together
  • Remove the bread from the oven, spread a couple of spoons of the Gorgonzola mixture over each slice, sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top
  • Put back in the oven for 2 minutes, or until the Gorgonzola starts to melt and serve warm!

Best Served With

A glass of Prosecco sparkling wine

Tips from the Chef

  • You can avoid using the brandy if not available and add some honey before serving
  • Remove the butter from the fridge some minutes in advance so it is softer to work