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Mushroom–Gouda Melts

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins
  • Yields 4 servings
  • Course Hors D'oeuvres & Appetizers
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

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4 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices of crusty Italian bread
2 slices of bacon, finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
8 oz (225 g) mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Gouda
1 tsp (5 mL) thyme (optional)
Salt and ground pepper, to taste


With the rack in middle position, preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a large wire rack. Place rack on a baking sheet and set aside.

In a skillet over medium heat,cook bacon until crisp along with shallots. Add butter and mushrooms and sauté over high heat until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Season.

Add lemon juice. Adjust seasoning. Spread mushroom mixture on the bread slices. Sprinkle with shredded Gouda and bake 10 minutes. If needed, finish browning under the broiler.

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Gouda's flavour gains more body and sharpness over time.

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Gouda comes covered in red, yellow or black wax.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 251 Calories
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 1.7 g
Sodium: 651 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 21 % / 234 mg
Selenium: 42 %
Folate: 35 %
Vitamin B12: 28 %
Riboflavin: 27 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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