Add dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Place the kale in a large bowl and add a few tablespoons of the dressing. Massage the kale for 1 to 2 minutes with your hands, coating every piece. Set aside while you make the croutons.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Once it melts, add in the bread pieces and stir to coat. Season with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir the crumbs until toasted and golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Assemble the salad by adding the toasted almonds and cheese shavings on top. Cover in the croutons. Add more dressing if desired.