The best equipment for grilling these wrapped cheeses is a hinged grill—a good cheap investment because it makes grilling anything easier, and makes turning things, like little fish, mushrooms, bread, or vegetables, a snap.
Set up the hinged grill on top of another grill, or if you are cooking in your fireplace, build up a few bricks to support the grill, take out some coals, and set the grill on the bricks. Wonderful for grilling flattened-out little birds, sliced green tomatoes, or thick slices of Parmesan cheese marinated in fresh thyme or sage.
Cut the stems from the grape leaves. Cut the thick cores from the bottoms of the radicchio leaves.
Put 4 of the goat cheese rounds in the center of the grape leaves and 4 in the radicchio leaves. Sprinkle each round with thyme and
Brush the outside of the cheeses with
Start the fire or heat the grill.
Brush the bread with
When the packages are cooked, put them on a hot platter and grill the bread lightly on each side; then rub the bread with the garlic clove.
Serve the bread at once with the cheese. To eat it, spread the cheese on the bread and season with salt, pepper, and the remaining olive oil. Eat the radicchio but discard the grape leaves.
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