Strawberries available early in the season are often small ones from Florida. Leave them whole in this salad. Later in the season, the berries will be bigger. Cut those in half.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.
Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; stir in basil. Add mâche; toss to combine. Top with strawberries, farmer's cheese, and toasted almonds. Serve immediately.
*4 cups Bibb lettuce may be substituted.
**Queso fresco may be substituted.