If this doesn’t scream simple, I don’t know what will. 😉
When I was younger my grandmother always had a loaf of cheese bread reading and waiting for me when I would arrive on her doorstep after a 1200 mile trip between OK (where I grew up) and MI (where she lived and where I live now.) I know she got that loaf of bread from a grocery store bakery not far from her home. When I moved up here I couldn’t wait to go to that little bakery and buy my own loaf of bread hoping to relive some of those memories. Sadly, that bread never tasted the same without the ability to share it with my grandparents.
I’ve made a lot of cheese bread in my life, but nothing ever tasted like the yummy cheese that was on my grandmothers cheese loafs. I’ve tried many times to recreate that flavor. I’ve failed miserably.
While thumbing through the Irish Traditional Cookbook I came across a recipe for Oven Toasted Cheese. There was no picture. But it reminded me of that time when grandma was have cheese toast ready for me made out of that special cheese bread. It was always a wonderful snack. I figured the recipe was easy enough if I could find some Irish cheddar cheese. My next visit to the store I grabbed the only brand I knew, Kerrygold. I had this idea that I would make this cheese toast while kiddo was around and see if it gave her a happy memory just like I had with my grandma.
I started with my homemade bread, but you could use any style of white bread. I was worried about the egg because it reminded the husband of French Toast and he tends to get weird about over eggy toasts. I was worried about that. I made a few of these for everyone and I have to say, even though they weren’t like grandmas cheese on cheese bread, they did turn out pretty amazing. The Kerrygold aged Irish cheddar was pretty amazing and well worth the splurge. It has a really strong taste – I enjoyed. Of course, cheese is my chocolate. Kiddo enjoyed it, but much preferred her bacon and eggs. Husband enjoyed it, but much preferred his plain white bread. It was the eggs and strong cheese. He’s more of a colby-jack fan.
More for me then. 🙂
In the traditional Irish cookbook the author stated that when her children were small this cheese toast saved the day when they were hungry. It was an easy fix because it was made out of ingredients that were always on hand.
Oven Toasted Irish Cheese Toast
- 4 slices homemade bread or your favorite bread
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 tsp English mustard like Grey Poupon
- 1 cup grated aged Irish cheese like Kerrygold
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Butter one side of the bread and place the butter side down on the baking sheet.
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
- Mix in the grated cheese and the mustard.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Scoop the mixture with the fork and spread evenly across the slices of bread.
- Cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are puffy and the cheese toast is golden brown on top.
Have you ever had cheese toast? Feel free to share some grandparent memories in the comments below.
I love your Irish plate and that toast is making me drool! Thanks for sharing the récipe. Thanks for popping in to see me too!
You are very welcome!
These sound really good! I’ve never heard of Irish Cheese Toast before – I’m going to have to give it a try.
Oh, its so good! Better than grilled cheese!It’s like grilled cheese meets French Toast. Yumazing!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
You had me at cheese. I seriously want about 16 piece of this. Right now.
I wish I had cheese in the house so I could make some. I’ve been craving it since sharing this post!
Jennifer Williams says
My boys love anything with cheese and I bet this would be no exception. It sounds easy enough so I will have to give it a try.
Oh my cheese! My family would devour this in seconds. Pinning!
this is so yummy. I remember eating cheese toast as a kid.
Amanda Love says
You’re right, this does scream simple and I would love to have a bite. We do grilled cheese sandwiches but I want to give this one a try.
Lois Alter Mark says
I never heard of this before but I could see it quickly become a favorite! It looks amazing!
You had me at cheese and bread. The ingredients would have scared me had you not said how well it turned out. I am going to have to try this!
You know, I don’t think I’ve had irish cheese toast before. It looks REALLY good (I’m a big garlic bread fan).
Krystal, I hope you try it. I bet it would be a good treat for kiddo too!
My mom used to make a delicious version of cheese toast on homemade bread. I miss it! This doesn’t look exactly the same, but I think I may try it because it certainly looks delicious!
Ashley B. says
It’s funny how we try to recreate our Grandmothers recipes and they never come out just as good. My Grandmother made phenomenal Popovers and Eggs and Bacon. No matter how many times I try to make any of those foods, they just do not taste as good.
Even though mine doesn’t taste like grandmas, I like to think mine is still good and something kiddo will talk about when shes has kids of her own. 🙂
Sarah Bailey says
Oh yum this sounds like the most delicious toast – I need to try this! x
If you do, let me know how you like it!
paula schuck says
Okay so here’s the thing. You make toast look delicious and I am not even a big fan of bread or toast but that looks outrageously cheesy and great. What a great post and what great memories of your grandma.
This is my favorite way to eat toast!
This looks delicious, I would love to try it!
Amber NElson says
I would totally eat too many pieces of these.
N phoenix says
These look yummy. I’m a sucker for Mustard and cheese.
This looks absolutely …can I say yummy! If you wanted a little more protein too it you could add a small thin slice of ham.
Helene Cohen Bludman says
OMG this looks amazing. I could eat it right now. Can’t wait to try it!
Nothing can go wrong with cheese, mustard and bread. 🙂 Love!
1st of all, you picture looks DELISH! and then I saved this one- because I must try! Thanks for sharing!
Melissa Pezza says
Anything that tasty and that easy to make is a winner in my book! Five stars! =D
Melissa Vera says
Thank you for sharing this recipe. You can’t go wrong with anything that has cheese in it.
Yum and three cheers for cheese toast. I’d love to make this with the kids.
Fabulous Perks says
That looks really good. It sure does scream simply! I bet it’s very tasty!
Yum, my mouth is watering right now. I know I love bread. This will kill my diet, but great for treats! Pinning!
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I’m a huge cheese fan and I love to add it to anything. I think adding it to toast is brilliant and right up my alley.
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM says
I love the story about your grandma. I also follow in my grandparents’ footsteps in my daily life.
I make a lazy version of cheese toast. Simply place the bread slice in the oven and top it with some cheese. But I like your version a lot and I am going to make it.
Melissa Smith says
I’ve never heard of this, but boy does it sound tasty! & it’s nice to know that the egg doesn’t make it all soggy.
Alice Chase says
my mom used to make this ALL the time. I didnt know it was a thing though. Cool! I will have to make it for our kids sometime.
I hope they love it as much as I do!