Sweet and Spicy Crostini

Transport yourself to the rustic kitchens of Italy with these tantalizing Sweet and Spicy Crostini. We’ve combined the creamy goodness of Lifeway Farmer Cheese with red and black pepper, warm rosemary, and hot honey. Our artisan cheese tempers the heat and infuses each bite with probiotics to support gut health. The word crostini translates to “little toasts” in Italian, but these small eats come with big flavor.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You 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 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.

Prep Time: 20 mins Servings: 6-8


  1. Slice and toast baguette in an oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until toasted.
  2. Whip Farmer Cheese in a food processor with Hot Honey.
  3. Layer Farmer cheese, on the crostini, followed by the hot honey, black and red pepper, chopped walnuts and rosemary. Enjoy!