Summer = simple. Heat = lazy. This beautiful Merry Goat Round appetizer fits the bill: Easy, quick, delicious, and satisfying.
Truly easy: Slice a baguette. We used the wonderful Bonaparte baguettes available at FRESHFARM Markets Dupont; crackers would suffice. Top with a tomato slice. We used the heirlooms from Toigo Orchard. Next, a slice of Merry Goat Round. Next, a dollop of chimichurri (see below) and an oil-cured, pitted black olive. Pop these bad boys under the heat for a few moments (or put them out on your own heat-wave changed patio). The cheese will melt, the tomato will soften - ahhhhhh.
Chimichurri is an Argentine "asado" staple. In our Argentine-influenced kitchen, it is present through spring and summer. Simply made: Parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, sherry vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes blended well in a food-processor. The exact proportions are a matter of instinct and genetics. Once made, Pablo leaves it on the counter and uses it virtually every meal.