Recipes with Chef William Turner: Palmetto Cheese Bruschetta

This take on a Southern classic is sure to bring a smile to the faces of your holiday guests, and is also easy to whip up for the perfect seasonal appetizer.

Cheese Spread Ingredients
  • 12 oz of mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 oz of whipped cream cheese
  • 4 oz of mayo
  • 3 oz diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp hot sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well either in a bowl or food processor, season to taste, refrigerate.
  • Slice a baguette in slices a little thicker than a 1/4 inch, lay flat on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil and season. Place in a 300° oven for 7 minutes. 
  • Remove and begin spreading Palmetto cheese. Top with fresh sliced tomato and crumbled bacon.
  • Arrange on your favorite platter and garnish with fresh parsley and sriracha.
  • Pro Tip. Use whatever cheese you like in place of cheddar, although my recipe calls for cheddar. Basically any cheese would work and bring this dish your own personal touch.

Whether it’s a celebrity dinner, bachelorette party or corporate event, Chef William Turner has made a name for himself as the Valley’s go-to private chef. Learn more at

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