4 Delicious Ways to use the Goat Cheese You Have Sitting In Your Fridge!
Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite and most delicious goat cheese recipes. Do you ever use goat cheese in your baking or recipes? As a topping for salad or crackers? Do you have goat cheese in your fridge now? If you run off to check, come right back. I want to tell you how you can use it!
If you don't have any, add it to your grocery list now so you can pick it up the next time you head to the store. My favorite goat cheese brands include MontChevre, Vermont Creamery Goat Cheese, Cypress Grove, and any of the delicious varieties from Trader Joe's or even the Kirkland brand at Costco is great.
If you are nervous about venturing into the world of goat cheese vs. cow cheese. Don't be. It has a distinct tangy flavor but in an oh-so-good way. Goat cheese is soft, spreadable, and creamy. It has a rich flavor compared to cow cheese because of its higher fat content.
Goat cheese is so creamy and tart. It's delicious on bread, crackers, fruits, and veggies. It is diverse and pairs well with savory and sweet flavors. You can eat it warm or cold. I hope you come away with at least one "go-to" recipe you can use, and you never have to worry about goat cheese going bad or sitting in your fridge too long again.
Cheese can be made from all kinds of milk, even almonds, and cashews! Goat cheese is the name given to any cheese made from goat's milk, including cheddar, brie, and gouda. Most recipes I am sharing today use a 6oz log of goat cheese that you can find at any local grocery store.
4 Goat Cheese Recipes you will Love!
Baked Tomato Goat Cheese Dip
Serve this savory goat cheese dip at your next gathering or one evening for dinner. It's a quick 15-minute recipe. You will mix two kinds of cheese for this super creamy dip - cream cheese and goat cheese. This recipe is fast, and easy and I am obsessed with baked cheese. Family and friends are always asking me for this recipe.
Hot Honey Goat Cheese Appetizer with Dried Cranberries, Pomegranate & Pistachios
The versatility of this tangy recipe still has me reeling. Not only can we make a glorious log of dreamy creamy cheese, we can take one log, slice it into disks with our cheese wire and roll it into the perfect FESTIVE goat cheese balls! Two kinds of cheese are combined with a few sweet and crunchy toppings to make these sweet and spicy decadent appetizers. Once the cheeses are soft, cream them together then add the nuts and cranberries with a touch of my favorite "Toast Sugar" from Portland Salt Co. Find it here. Serve at your next get-together or bring as a side to a potluck this holiday season. Either way - it's sure to be a winner!
Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Log
I think this goat cheese log wins for the fastest and most tasty appetizer option. You will need a food processor to mix the nuts, cheese wire to cut slices, and parchment paper so that the nut topping and cheese don't stick to your board. Spread this cheese on bread, crackers, and apple slices. Yummy crunchy goodness.
Let me know what you think about these recipes by commenting below. I would love to hear your thoughts.
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