1/2 pound soft cheese, such as Italian Fontina, Bel Paese or Bulgarian
Cheddar or Monterey Jack
Light Tea-Smoking Mixture
Toasted sliced baguette or crackers, for serving
Place the cheese in a shallow heat-proof dish small enough to hold the cheese snugly. Smoke the cheese according to the Basic Wok-Smoking Method, 8 to 10 minutes for soft cheeses and 12 to 15 minutes for firm cheeses. The cheese should be very soft to almost completely melted. Serve it warm, still in the dish, with the toasts or crackers.