Three Cheese Flatbread

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Feature the Castello Moments Alps Selection cheeses with these build-your-own three cheese flat breads from Kelsey Hilts.
By Kelsey Hilts

Three Cheese Flatbread Recipe

Back when I received the Castello Moments Alps Selection Cheeses {a sample box of Classic, Hirten and Weissbier} and tasted my first samples, I started daydreaming what I would create with them. Many ideas swirled through my mind as I packed up our old kitchen. Fast forward several weeks, lots of boxes, long hours packing, cleaning and painting, and many samples of the Castello cheeses (what seemed to be the only food in our fridge!) and it was time to make three cheese flat breads.

I find it fitting that these cheesy flat breads were my first home-cooked meal because cheese is one of my family’s favorite comfort foods. I like each of the three cheeses for different reasons.

The Hirten reminds me of a sharp Parmesan and I have been finely grating it on salads and on the top of flat bread. Next on my list for the Hirten is a summer veggie risotto. The Classic cheese – now my 4-year-old son’s favorite cheese – reminds me of Manchego or a sharp white cheddar and is a delicious snacking cheese. The Weissbier is a little bit softer and has a Gouda consistency, but with the mildest flavor of the three samples. My favorite is the combo of the three cheeses melted altogether.

You can use the pizza crust, flat bread, or even naan bread of your choice. I used my Easy Pizza Crust because it’s so easy, and this time I didn’t want to fuss with the crust. Focusing on the toppings, I set my sight on fresh figs. I divided my dough to make three variations:

1) Three Cheese with Roasted Figs, Caramelized Onions and Arugula;
2) Three Cheese BBQ Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Arugula; and
3) Castello Classic Selection pizza pockets {requested by my son}.

Three Cheese Flatbread Recipe

I honestly can’t decide which one was my favorite. The savory sharpness and creaminess of the cheeses paired tastefully with the sweetness from the roasted figs and caramelized purple onions, and the peppery burst from the fresh arugula. The three cheese combo was also the perfect complement to the zingy BBQ chicken pizza.

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Feature the Castello Moments Alps Selection cheeses with build-your-own three cheese flat breads.
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Recipe Type: Flat Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
Easy Pizza Crust or Other Flat Bread Crust
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (I use 1 Tbsp)
  • 3 – 3½ cups bread flour (I use 3 cups so that the dough stays moist.)
  • Castello Classic, grated
  • Castello Weissbier, grated
  • Castello Hirten, finely grated like Parmesan
Roasted Fig Flat Bread
  • 1 purple onion, sliced in rings
  • Figs, sliced
  • Arugula, rinsed and patted dry
  • Olive oil or honey, optional
BBQ Chicken Flat Bread
  • Chopped chicken, chopped (*I used left-over Buffalo Chicken strips)
  • Mix of your favorite BBQ Sauces
  • A few dashes of balsamic vinegar
  • A few drops of hot sauce
  • 1 purple onion, sliced in rings
  • Arugula, rinsed and patted dry
  • Olive oil or honey, optional
Instructions
Easy Pizza Crust
  1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and let it rest for five minutes.
  2. Once the yeast mixture is bubbling, add the salt, sugar, oil and mix together.
  3. Gradually add the flour until the dough is pliable and easy to work with.
  4. Knead for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Place the dough ball in a greased container and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Let the dough rise for 1-2 hours until double in size and the indent from your finger remains.
  7. Punch down the dough and divide into three balls.
  8. Working with one ball at a time, pat into a disc and begin stretching out.
  9. If necessary, use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an 8-12-inch round pizza crust or an oblong flat bread.
  10. Place the crust on a wooden pizza wheel or directly on the baking pan.
Roasted Fig Flat Bread
  1. Generously sprinkle the dough with both the Classic and Weissbier cheeses. Arrange sliced figs and caramelized onion rings over the cheese.
  2. Finely grate the Hirten cheese over the top of the pizza.
  3. Drizzle the crust with olive oil if desired.
  4. Bake the pizza on a pre-heated pizza stone in the BBQ or in the oven at the highest heat. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a cooking pan with holes.
  5. Cook the pizza until the crust is browned, roughly 7-10 minutes.
  6. Remove the flat bread from the oven and top with arugula.
  7. Drizzle the crust with honey if desired.
Three cheese BBQ Chicken Variation
  1. Generously sprinkle the dough with both the Classic and Weissbier cheeses. Arrange BBQ chicken and caramelized onion rings over the cheese.
  2. Finely grate the Hirten cheese over the top of the pizza.
  3. Drizzle the crust with olive oil if desired.
  4. Bake the pizza on a pre-heated pizza stone in the BBQ or in the oven at the highest heat. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a cooking pan with holes.
  5. Cook the pizza until the crust is browned, roughly 7-10 minutes.
  6. Remove the flat bread from the oven and top with arugula.
  7. Drizzle the crust with honey if desired.

This article is part of Castello Moments, a collaboration between Honest Cooking and Arla Foods USA.

Kelsey Hilts

Kelsey Hilts is the founder of Itsy Bitsy Foodies, an online resource for families looking for ways to spend more time together enjoying food and exploring the world beyond the children’s menu.

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