10 oz extra sharp cheddar, coarsely grated (about 4 cups)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely dinced bottled roasted red pepper (rinse and pat dry first!)
1 french baguette
Preheat broiler and stir together all ingredients, except the baguette of course, plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper and salt to taste. Slice the baguette crosswise about 1/3 inch thick and spread the bread thickly with cheese mixture. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat until cheese is bubbling and browned, about 2 minutes.
*can make up to 3 days ahead of time!