Nutty Maltese Gbejna, Grape and Orange Salad

 

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Maltese Gbejna (plural, ġbejniet) is a small round cheese made in Malta, and perfected in Gozo (wink wink).  It’s made from sheep milk or goat milk, and comes in different varieties, like fresh, sun-dried, peppered, or salt cured.  The one pictured above is Gbejna tal-Bzar, peppered, and the best kind for salads, and to drizzle honey over.

Ingredients:

  • Rucola
  • Maltese Gbejna
  • Purple Grapes
  • Orange
  • Walnuts
  • Honey

Method:

  1. Neatly chop up rucola and place it on the plate. Chop up the gbejna and spread on top.
  2. Pick out the smallest grapes in the bunch (seedless, bite-size and hassle free) and scatter them on top of the rucola.
  3. Grab a handful of walnuts, crush them up a bit and add to the plate.
  4. Slice an orange, but not in half; leave around 1/4 of one corner and squeeze it over all the salad.  Then chop the rest of it and add to the salad.
  5. Finally, drizzle a small amount of honey on top and you’re all set.
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