Bruschetta with Fig & Olive, Blue Cheese and Salami

  • 8 1/4 inch thick oval slices from a baguette-style loaf of bread
  • Olive oil
  • About 1/4 pound well-trimmed creamy blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola, at room temperature
  • About 3 tablespoons Jimtown Fig & Olive Spread
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 thin slices Genoa-style salami, cut into matchstick pieces.

Lightly brush the bread slices all over with olive oil. Lay slices on a baking sheet and toast in a 400-degree oven, turning them once until they are crisp and lightly browned, about 8 minutes total.

Spread the toasted bread with the blue cheese, dividing it evenly and using it all. Season generously with pepper. Spread Jimtown Fig & Olive Spread on top of cheese.

Top the crostini with the salami. Serve within 30 minutes of completion.