Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes with Basil and Farmer’s Cheese

  • Author: Lori Hernandez
  • Category: Appetizer, main dish, salad
  • Cuisine: Salad


Enjoy the abundance of the season with this delicious recipe. Makes a great summer salad, appetizer or entree!


  • 1 lb Farmers Cheese
  • 1 quart Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • 12 TBS butter (or fat of your choice)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Cut the Farmer’s cheese into cubes.
  2. Melt butter in a non-stick pan (I love to use my cast iron pan) and add the cheese cubes.
  3. Cook at a medium heat, stirring the cubes every minute, so they brown evenly on all sides.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the basil and add to the pan. Crispy, fried basil? Yum!!!
  5. Between stirring the cheese and basil, cut up the cherry tomatoes and arrange them on a plate.
  6. When cheese is browned evenly and looks crispy, transfer to the prepared plate of cherry tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) and a dash of pepper. You could even add a touch of Balsamic Vinegar, if you are so inclined.
  8. Enjoy! While we prefer this dish served warm, it is also great at room temperature.