1. Spread tomatoes on paper towels to sop up oil.
2. Cut cheese into small dice, wrap tomato pieces around cheese bits, and skewer with a toothpick. Serve on bed of greens or on a plate, garnished with fresh herbs.
Chef Sean Brock, author of Heritage, grew up in a town where seed saving was a way of life. "You just saved these seeds not because you were poor, but because you really loved the flavor of a particular tomato or a particular bean," he says.