Cheese Shop at the OC Mart Mix and That Sandwich

by Matt on April 5, 2012

Dear ever-so-helpful nice gentleman at Cheese Shop at The OC Mart Mix,

It is not my intention to take the sandwich you served us and make it my own. No way. But from that first bite it was difficult to get it out of my head. I might even say it’s the perfect sandwich. A triple cream cheese, Marcona almonds, a drizzle of honey, that perfect baguette, they’re all just so damn perfect together. And I completely understand your point of it being the perfect picnic sandwich; it’s perfect on the warm side, perfect on the chilly side. How many sandwiches can claim that?

Did I mention you have a marvelous store inside that groovy food mall in Costa Mesa? Yep, you do.

My Latest Favorite Sandwich

You don’t need a recipe for this. Take a baguette, slice it in half, layer a few slices of a triple cream brie, scatter some marcona almonds on top, then drizzle with honey. Place bread on top and dig in. It’s that simple. And do me this one favor: taste it first and marvel in its simplicity before you try to get all fancy and add anything else. It doesn’t need it.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Averie @ Averie Cooks April 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

Triple cream brie and honey…now THAT’S the way to get the day started off on the right foot!

Robert Richards Recipes April 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

This is exactly the type of idea I was looking for to make something for my friends who will be visiting this weekend. So, thank you for that and I’m anxious to make it!

ileana April 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

This sounds wonderful! I love brie cheese, and I can’t wait to try this!

Kristina April 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

oh WOW, I love simple brie sandwiches, and Marconas are my favorite thing on earth. I will be making this sandwich!

Nicole Franzen April 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

love, love, love, all cheese, the addition of honey and its fabulous friend marcona almonds. YES PLEASE

Tres Amie April 8, 2012 at 2:10 am

Ohhhh, Yummy! Add a slice of perfectly ripe pear or some fig jam, or even go for a great prociutto if you ever want a bit of a change :)

Amy | Minimally Invasive April 8, 2012 at 5:55 am

This? This is heaven. Now I won’t be satisfied with anything I eat all day.

Megan April 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Whoa. I want to eat this while strolling. Seriously. Yum!

ekougi April 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I can’t even begin to imagine how good that cheese is, the bread is distracting me. That baguette looks life changing.

Nic@diningwithastud April 10, 2012 at 1:05 am

You are a freakin genius!! Something so simple, yet such pleasure in a roll :) OH YUM!

Debbi April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Matt, I’m trying to find a really old looking (well used) cutting board for my stock images. Do you have any ideas where to find one, or even make a new one look old?

cynthia April 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

Cheese, nuts, and honey… my favorite combo. This looks DELICIOUS, and I am tempted to wander on up (from San Diego) to visit this groovy food mall.

Richard Blaine April 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I LOVE Brie and bread but to tell the truth I have never poured honey over Brie but it sounds really decadent! Maybe even a piece of fruit of some kind as well like a strawberry. I have some Gorgonzola in the fridge I think I will try this tonite with the Gorgo!

Brittany April 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

These are three of my favorite things in the world – in a sandwich! Holy yes please now. Perfection.

Ryan April 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I just had this for dinner.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Matt.

matt April 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Just dont ask an ingredient question or you will get massive attitude from the not so friendly-ill informed female behind the counter. When asked if the cheese contained animal rennet, a look of “seriously…why would you ask such a question” was served up with “the cheese is dairy so what difference does it make?” Will not go back. Surprised by the attitude.

Matt April 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm

@Matt: Well that certainly sounds disappointing. I’d hope that any cheese clerk would be thrilled to engage in the rennet question (animal? vegetarian? ) as it’s pretty fascinating, not to mention that it helps people make their food choices when purchasing products. Perhaps it was a bad day… we all have ‘em.

joy April 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I don’t know what can be more amazing. YUM.

Kiran @ April 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Simplicity often can be “awesomesauce”!

Karla April 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

I don’t even like brie—but I can’t get this sandwich out of my head. This is what I want for my birthday.

the purcells April 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm

yum this sounds so delicious and excited to check out the OC mart mix next time we are in town!

cassandra a May 15, 2012 at 6:12 am

i think thats its looks relly goo cant waite to try it

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