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I Love Goat Cheese

Made with goat’s milk (of course!), goat cheeses range in taste from strong and pungent, to delicate and mild. They come in many shapes and delight with textures from creamy to crumbly to semi-firm. And who knew that something so simple could taste so good?

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

When it comes to cheese, some people adore a strong, pungent smell and taste while others prefer something milky and mild. And some people like it all! Whatever your preference, goat cheese can satisfy just about any craving with marvelous, tempting recipes such as Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche and Turkey and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Tangy Apple Slaw.

Goat cheese can be milky, creamy, tangy, pungent, earthy or strong tasting. Its texture ranges from soft to creamy to crumbly, semi-firm, or firm, and it can be fresh or aged, marinated, rolled in herbs, edible flowers, a variety of spices or other pairings including chocolate! You can buy it as a disc, a slice of a wheel, a whole wheel or a log.

Grilled Veggie and Goat Cheese Pitas

Get familiar with the world of goat cheese by stopping by the specialty department of your local Whole Foods Market where you can talk with a team member about the many varieties on hand and try a sampling to help you determine which you prefer. Whatever you choose, you can make delicious sauces, gratins, salads, dips and more. Here are some tips and recipes:

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Sherry Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Sherry Walnut Vinaigrette

Remember to keep goat cheese wrapped tightly in plastic or wax paper. Store it in the refrigerator in a re-sealable plastic bag, pressing out all of the air before sealing. For the best flavor, let it come to room temperature before serving. 

My favorite is mild and buttery Murcia Curado Naked Goat Cheese, made in the Murcia region of Spain from unpasteurized goat milk. Do you have a favorite goat cheese or a recipe you’d like to share? Let me know.

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