Rainbow Cheese Toast Recipe

One thing you’re going to find out about me during this rainbow food period of my life, dear reader, is that I love cheese.

I love all kinds of cheese and all culinary usages of cheese. If I could eat cheese every day of my life, I’d be a happy person.

(Oh, who am I kidding, I do eat some sort of cheese every day; my cholesterol is gonna get so high one day.)

It’s not surprising then that I’d want to make my very own version of the instafamous rainbow cheese toast.

How to rainbow a cheese toast?

While I’m sure there’s many ways of accomplishing this toast, I went for what felt natural and decided to dye the cheese.

Going for a mix of shredded mozzarella and shredded light cheddar cheese, I separated my cheese through six bowls and dropped a few drops of food coloring in each, mixing everything well, until I got my colors.

Here’s how they looked.

Not exactly even colors, especially in that top row, but there was enough color that I felt assured that they’d melt into nice cheesy rainbows.

The next step was just arranging the cheese in nice rows. How gosh darned pretty is that?

For the final cheese meltdown, there are two choices: either melt a little butter in a hot skillet and grill the sandwich or press it with a panini maker.

Here, I went with the panini press route, because it was less messy, but either work.

The result is colorfully delicious!

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Rainbow Cheese Toast
A fun way to taste the (cheesy) rainbow!
  • 8 slices sliced bread
  • 200 grams shredded cheese
  • food coloring
1. If desired, remove crusts from bread. Set aside.2. Separate the cheese into 6 bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each and mix around until the cheese is the desired color.3. Arrange the dyed cheese on the toast by color, following the rainbow order (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red).4. Either fry the bread on a hot skillet with some butter, or press it in a panini maker, until cheese is melted.Serve hot.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings


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