This recipe yields a wonderfully aromatic bread, soft cheese loaf.
Asiago is a sharp cheese with a flavor that falls between Parmesan and Cheddar cheese. There are Fresh and Aged Asiago. The first being a softer, creamier texture with a milder taste and the Aged is sharper with a harder texture.
This recipe calls for yogurt and Florinas Peppers; the moisture that the Fresh Asiago will give for a softer bread texture can be obtained with the Aged if you prefer its taste. (We very much recommend getting the authentic PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Asiago for quality and authenticity. It is important we know where our food comes from and you will know it is a PDO as the cheese rind will be stamped with the word Asiago.
The delight in eating this bread are the unexpected briny, herbaceous flavors of the olives and the intensity and sweetness of the Sundried Tomatoes and Florinas Peppers. Being a truly Mediterranean version, do not skimp on the Mint Family of herbs. They bring delightful flavors.
Note from Tassos: Take a walk anywhere in Greece and botanical wonders abound. Greece is a treasure trove of aromatic plants growing over the country's mountains and chaparrals. The plants in the Mint Family are particularly health-boosting and figure prominently in Mediterranean cuisine. These plants make the Mediterranean Diet both delicious and nutrient dense.