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It's a triple threat: smoky (thanks to the Gouda), tart (hello, balsamic vinegar) and marvelously crispy. Its creator, Daphne Oz, slathers the bread with mayonnaise instead of butter, "which gives an insanely crunchy, golden brown crust to the bread, with the faintest hint of sweetness."

Get the recipe: Gouda Cheese with Balsamic, Onion and Pear