Top 5 Gourmet Toasties

Top 5 Gourmet Toasties

Was there anything better growing up than hearing the crackle of the sandwich press, as it transformed your plain old cheddar cheese sandwich into a buttery, warm, envelope of pure joy?  It’s a well-known fact that toasting a sandwich is the ultimate flavour upgrade, but if you want to take it to that extra level then check out our top 5 Gourmet Toasties, and which Shepherd’s bread they’re best made on!

Mozzarella and Pesto Toastie

How could we begin a 5 gourmet toasties list without a bit of mozz?  The ultimate stretchy, milky and creamy staple

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that becomes absolutely irresistible when it bubbles out from the sides of your sourdough. The olives in this sourdough gives this an edge and the basil ups the fragrance!  You will need:

  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Pesto (regular or sundried tomato, for that extra kick)
  • Shepherds Kalamata Olive & Basil Sourdough

Simply assemble and enjoy!


Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese Toastie

Sounds simple, but this one’s a game changer. The sharp notes in the goat’s cheese are the perfect companion to the wonderfully earthy, buttery mushrooms, and of course, it’s a nutrient bomb! You will need:

  • Goat’s cheese
  • Swiss brown mushrooms (any of your fav mushrooms will do the trick)
  • butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (optional)
  • Goat’s cheese
  • Shepherds Sourdough Quinoa and Soybean Ciabatta

Roughly chop up a handful of mushrooms and combine them with a thumb of butter, garlic and herbs of your choice into a saucepan over medium heat. Spread goats cheese over your bread and once mushrooms and tender, spoon them over the goat’s cheese and pop them in a sandwich press.


Leftover Veggie Toastie

Who said leftovers had to be boring? Breathe new life into your roast veg by combining them with any heart melting cheese in your fridge, keeping your wallet and tastebuds happy! You will need;

  • Leftover roast veggies (carrots, pumpkin, broccoli, sweet potato, Brussel sprouts are all incredible)
  • Whatever cheese you have in the fridge (veggies are extremely versatile, so you can pair them with mild cheeses like cheddar, fontina, mozzarella, Jarlsberg, or amp them up with blue cheese, haloumi, and brie.)
  • Shepherds Traditional White Sourdough

Simply assemble and enjoy!


Garlic Bread Ham Cheese Toastie

Imagine if garlic bread and ham and cheese toasties had a baby – this would be it. This irresistible comfort food is great for those days when you just don’t want to grow up. Warning: highly addictive.

  • Gruyere Cheese
  • Leg Ham
  • Shepherds Traditional White Sourdough
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • thumb of butter
  • teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix garlic, butter, salt, pepper and herbs in a small bowl until combined. Spread over two slices of sourdough and then flip and assemble cheese and ham over the unbuttered side. Place in sandwich press with garlic butter facing outwards and… voila!


Chicken, Sundried Tomato and Brie Toastie

  •  Fresh, satisfying and healthy. This one just ticks all the boxes. Need we say more? You’ll need:
  • Barbeque, roast or grilled chicken strips
  • Sundried tomato
  • Avocado
  • Brie
  • Shepherds Vienna Rye With Caraway Seeds
  • Paprika seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Simply assemble and enjoy!

And there you have it! Our top 5 gourmet toasties. Our bread varieties here are just suggested, but feel free to try out different combos to suit your taste! And remember: buttering the outsides of your bread will really give you that wow factor!