Feta Cheese & Strawberry Tartine

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Whoops!

I could’ve sworn that Dorie’s recipe called for feta cheese instead of goat cheese. Oh, well. I went ahead and made these little appetizer bites with the feta anyway. They were still delicious, albeit a tad bit messier. I’m not terribly fond of straight up balsamic vinegar, so I used a fig aged balasmic to add to the fruitiness of the strawberries.

If you’d like to try Dorie’s original goat cheese & strawberry tartine, check out French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

71 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TrafficDiva
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:03:55

    Looks YUMMY indeed!!! It would be perfect for summer…that is..if only summer would arrive in Chicago. LOL
    Happy Friday – Have a Great Weekend Fellow Foodies!!! =)

  2. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:08:45

    They look just as wonderful with feta!!! And fig balsamic sounds sublime….

  3. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:16:36

    My kind of food!

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:18:18

    My strawberries were too tangy, so I´m skipping this one. But feta sounds wonderful too!

  5. Tandy
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:36:45

    I love the fig balsamic vinegar!

  6. dulceshome
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:37:20

    They still look delicious! And you will have an excuse to try them again with goat cheese. You’d fig balsamic sounds wonderful. I useda balsamic reduction that gets to a similar place I think.

  7. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:09:52

    Lookin’ good, Yummy! I wouldn’t mind at all if you tossed a few my way, messy or not!

    Thanks for sharing…

  8. Cher
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:54:38

    Yep, those infused balsamics are amazing! Looks good

  9. bec {daisy and the fox}
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:02:27

    ooo what an interesting combination! looks like it makes a delicious snack!🙂

  10. Smart Food and Fit (@LisaNutrition)
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:08:33

    I like feta cheese better! Looks yummy!

  11. markd60
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:22:44

    Well, I’m sorry, but I have to give you the thumbs down on this one. Maybe I’d like them if I could try one?

  12. Natalie
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:29:26

    Awesome combination! It looks delicious.

  13. Food,Photography & France
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 09:40:38

    I was going to buy some feta today and forgot. I regretting that now.

  14. trevorsisboom
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 09:59:08

    I think feta would SO work! Seriously..a good french of bulgarian feta is so tasty with fruit…we eat that all the time for breakfast here (its a persian thing)… It makes me kinda wish I thought to do it that way for the post…

  15. chef mimi
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:07:32

    Oh yum!

  16. Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 13:47:18

    I need a balsamic education. Fig aged… I never heard of it, sounds delicious. I think feta sounds grand… any soft cheese really could work.

  17. Melolimparfaite
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 15:34:17

    cool you are so creative, I suck at cooking this sounds very good

  18. squishymonster
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 16:23:01

    What a unique and fabulous way to use strawberries!

  19. I WIlkerson
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:16:00

    How fresh and summery! I just picked up truffle balsamic vinegar. On to the fig balsamic…

  20. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:47:49

    I love a good balsamic. I have a bottle of fig balsamic in my pantry…it’s one of my favorites! Pretty presentation!

  21. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:49:19

    Oh fig balsamic sounds amazing! And I love th idea of this with feta too!

  22. tastytreats13
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 19:56:28

    Yummy! Oh my goodness I really want to try these out!:)

  23. thespicylemongrass
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 21:37:25

    ha! i actually mused about using feta as goat cheese is actually quite hard to come by in singapore. luckily i found it but also found goat feta cheese!
    your balsamic vinegar sounds divine!

  24. kitchen flavours
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 22:07:39

    These looks wonderful, I have yet to try goat cheese!

  25. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 22:11:58

    I think the tang of feta would add another dimension to this treat! xx

  26. greyhousejournal
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 22:19:09

    These look so delicious! Just bought some strawberries, will have to try this!

  27. ashley
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 22:30:32

    I bet they were great, even with the “wrong” cheese! I have strawberries I just bought today….I’d love to try this one.

  28. Elizabeth Mars
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 00:14:26

    They look great, the goats cheese would have a milder flavor I suppose. The aged fig balsamic sounds very, very good. I’ve never heard of it before.

  29. hotlyspiced
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 00:19:28

    These look like a lovely snack. I don’t have any aged fig balsamic but it sounds wonderful xx

  30. SandraM
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 08:38:33

    Love your presentation. Very pretty. I bet it was good with feta. I love feta!

  31. oneexpatslife
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 09:29:50

    Interesting variation. Glad you enjoyed it.

  32. Lola
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 10:56:08

    So many delicious balsamics out there! I love figs so I’m sure I would love yours. You could probably use many different kinds of cheese for this and it would still be wonderful!

  33. Alex
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 13:06:54

    Yummmmmm… (I bet it was better with the feta)😛

  34. Betty
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 15:13:25

    Lovely summery appetizer. I’ll bet the feta was just as good!🙂

  35. Andrea
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 15:27:03

    Beautiful!

  36. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 17:42:32

    this looks so yummy! I need to make this sense I have an abundance of berries around the house. Looks so fresh and summery

  37. saffronandhoney
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 18:35:23

    Love that fig balsamic myself and use it whenever I can. These look so summery!

  38. rondamkisner
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 19:33:18

    So cute!

  39. andi winslow
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 19:33:59

    Beautiful……………………….love strawberries Andi

  40. mysfkitchen
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 21:38:07

    I could eat the whole batch myself!! These look so flavorful!

  41. Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 22:28:22

    Dear YC, I’ve connected to your blog through Maureen at Orgasmic Chef, who ‘introduced me’ on her blog last May. You’ve introduced me to a new product-
    ‘fig-aged balsamic’- sounds like it would add an interesting element to the recipe!

  42. Raymund
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 03:47:49

    Ohhhh look how pretty those are! looks delicious!

  43. Gloria
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 05:24:32

    This is such a special dish, but it seems perfect : as always!
    Kisses

  44. Tammy
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 07:00:53

    I wouldn’t use the straight balsamic either. Really like your version!

  45. triciaandnana
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 07:18:17

    I once did the same for a salad and my guests had such a strong reaction when I said I thought it was goat cheese ( the salad still tasted great- they were shocked I could have confused the cheeses )that I now am on hyper alert when something calls for goat cheese🙂 I am sure yours were fabulous since this recipe was a huge winner. And your plate looks just amazing….wish I could sample one now🙂 Tricia

  46. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 13:35:28

    I like the salty and sweet pairing. Very nice.

  47. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 15:53:53

    Hi, Looks incredibly yummy!

  48. Beth
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 16:29:38

    What beautiful tartines! I think they’d be great with either kind of cheese.

  49. Monica
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 18:44:28

    I need to try fig aged balsamic! Sounds like it would be great with the strawberries.

  50. tracy
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 19:19:55

    Oh my these look delicious. I was just wishing this morning I had some strawberries.

    Tracy @ http://www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

  51. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 19:39:07

    strawberry and balsamic vinegar go so well together but I haven’t tired them on top of bread.. will do one of these days

  52. Cakelaw
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 20:54:02

    At least it still tasted good with feta – that’s all that counts.

  53. Monet
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 22:45:03

    I bet these still tasted amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us. I have a pound of strawberries in the fridge…I may make these tomorrow!

  54. laurasmess
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 23:23:49

    Yum! What amazing little bites of deliciousness! I love strawberries and feta, it’s still got that salty-sweet thing going perfectly (so I don’t think your dish suffered at all from the cheese misunderstanding!). Fig aged balsamic sounds wonderful! x

  55. cquek
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 00:13:43

    they look so good, perfect for tea time

  56. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 05:53:40

    Goat cheese and feta cheese both pair lovely with strawberries, so either way you are good!

  57. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 06:36:10

    I love feta and I think these little bites would make me very happy.

  58. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 09:52:45

    I love feta and goat cheese. These are so cute!

  59. Leslie Chapman
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:50:09

    These look delightful!

  60. Juliana
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 18:13:29

    Looks beautiful with goat or feta…love the strawberry with the balsamic.
    Have a lovely week😀

  61. Daniela
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 19:57:13

    I would have never thought of combining Feta cheese with strawberries but it sounds like a great combination.
    Love the idea of the fig balsamic it adds such great flavor.

  62. Constance Ant
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:20:52

    omg! this dessert looks so lovely! must be berry delicious too!😀

  63. Jenn and Seth
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 09:52:01

    these are so cute and delicious!

  64. Ingeniousmrs
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 13:42:00

    OMG soooooooo yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  65. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 20:08:17

    this is the perfect summer recipe!

  66. betsy
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 20:11:23

    Good to know that this works with other tangy cheeses. Definitely try it with goat cheese another time. That’s delicious too.

  67. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 20:12:43

    I like goat and feta cheese equally so I’ll be fine with either!

  68. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 21:18:06

    Strawberries, feta and balsamic are a great combination! Looks great!

  69. kitchen therapy
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 06:43:23

    Love the colours! It was such a simple and tasty dish. Your balsamic sounds wonderful🙂

  70. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 12:58:18

    I don’t use feta cheese enough, and therefore my dish with feta is very limited. Your dish broaden my vision with feta! Strawberry and feta – sounds awesome!

  71. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 22:27:47

    Sweet and savoury sounds blissful and really like the addition of fig balsamic vinegar. Sounds delightful. Take care, BAM

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