Orange Marmalade and Farmer Cheese Toast

We’ve got an Orange Marmalade and Farmer Cheese Toast recipe that’ll make your lunchtime feel like a party. The sweet and citrusy marmalade, combined with tangy Lifeway Farmer Cheese and savory toasted sourdough makes for an epic Toast Tuesday flavor combination. This dish is also packed with protein and probiotics thanks to our small-batch farmer cheese and includes vitamin C and vitamin K thanks to the blueberry topping. Here’s to an elevated healthy breakfast!

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.

Prep Time: 45 mins Servings: 5-6


  1. Remove the peel from the oranges (set aside for later), leaving no white, just the fleshy orange part of the fruit.
  2. In a medium saucepan, fill with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, add the orange rind and boil for 10 minutes. Drain the water, and just keep the orange rind.
  3. Keeping the orange rind in the saucepan, fill with 2 cups of water and repeat the second step until you have done this process three times.
  4. Once you finish your last drain, add (with the orange rind) orange slices, sugar, lemon juice, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil and boil for 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to a medium-low setting so the mixture is simmering.
  5. Cook this for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. After the 40 minutes, stir in cinnamon and jar marmalade for future use.
  7. Toast your sourdough bread, add a layer of Farmer Cheese, top with orange marmalade and blueberries. Optional toppings include walnuts and honey.