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Blue Cheese Toasts Appetizers



My dear  mother pointed these out to me in a cookbook called “Company’s Coming Tonight! Magical Meals on Short Notice.” I’ve never seen or heard of it before but a quick search on Amazon proved to me that once upon a time there was a market for it! My mom is pretty good about finding cookbooks that are hidden gems.

These are simple and perfect as a holiday appetizer. I’ve got a secret for you though. I did not mean for them to be gluten-free or wheat-free. It just so happens that when I went to the store the baguette I purchased were a 2 for 1 sale.  But that’s ok right?  They turned out really yummy and honestly I couldn’t tell the difference. My picky eater club had no idea.

bluecheesetoastmeltedThe husband is not a fan of blue cheese. Kiddo can tolerate it in super small doses. It’s still a little strong for her. Both of them happily ate these up. We enjoyed them with a soup and salad lunch. Hey, what can I say? We had to test them out to make sure they were worthy of consumption before making them for someone else 😉  The recipe called for red/purple grapes but I picked green grapes instead. You could pick whatever grapes your tastes buds crave. I like the tartness of the green. It worked out well with the blue cheese. I’m a wine and cheese girl so this worked out in my favor.

There is also just a little bit of mozzarella melted on top of it all. This would also make a nice snack, especially for those of you following the Mediterranean Diet. (< About that link – I own that book and love it!)

I even had to make sure the blue cheese was gluten-free. Oh yea…it is!

Blue Cheese Toasts Appetizers

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Adapted From the cookbook "Company's Coming Tonight" by Jean Pare
4 from 1 vote


  • 1 baguette bread slice to your desired thickness
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • reduced fat blue cheese crumbles
  • green grapes cut in half
  • mozzarella shredded


  • Turn oven to broil.
  • Arrange baguette slices on baking sheet.
  • Brush tops lightly with olive oil.
  • Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Flip.
  • Sprinkle baguette with reduced fat blue cheese crumbles.
  • Arrange 2 grape halves on each toast with the blue cheese.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella.
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.





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  1. 4 stars
    I am *not* a fan of Blue Cheese – it just grosses me out (lol) – but I love Mozzarella & I have made these without the Blue Cheese — this appetizer can be made in so many ways; I have made them with Garlic rubbed on the bread, the bread oiled & sprinkled lightly with basil, parsley, or parmigiano and even substituted thinly sliced Roma Tomato for the Grapes (or had both – which is good even if it sounds weird) – even a small dab of lightly seasoned Ricotta Cheese under the Mozzarella. This appetizer is extremely easy to customize and it can be used in several ways — served with soups, marinara, or alone. Always delish! Thanks for sharing.

    1. We made plans to try them with a few other things. They make really good snacks and sides. Just don’t really have a whole lot of reasons to eat them.

  2. These sound amazing! I think I’ll try them with the purple grapes though. I look for ways to try small amounts of blue cheese because I want to like it, lol. This just might be my ticket!

    1. I was going to, but I already had green ones on hand and we don’t really eat purple grapes out of the bag. I felt silly just buying a handful of purple ones. Maybe I will try a batch next time!

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