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Chevre Pairings

I just got some California Chevre. I hadn't had it in a few years and picked it up at Trader Joe's. I love it, but have difficulty finding things to eat it with. Everything I try seems a little off. Suggestions?

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  1. Pears. There's a salad I like with mixed green, goat cheese, pecans, canned pear slices, and grilled chicken.

    I like the taste with mixed greens a lot. The bitter goes well with the goat cheese.

    I think mango is also a good pairing. Maybe a slaw with mango, goat cheese and Napa cabbage?

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    1. I second the pears suggestion, but use fresh! And grate some nutmeg on top.

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      1. re: anzu

        Wow that sounds great. The nutmeg is the icing on the cake! Can't wait 'till lunch tomorrow!

      2. Real simple, but I like to mix some honey with the goat cheese (rosemary honey is my favorite for this) and spread it on pieces of crusty baguette. Some truffle oil in there would be wonderful as well.

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        1. re: Agent Orange

          I like that too.

          Actually, simply chevre drizzled with a bit of honey (without the baguette) would make a nice, no-fuss dessert for me.

          I don't know why, but the same thing on a slice of baguette, and I would be inclined to add some freshly ground pepper on top.

        2. Figs and strawberries are my favorite with goat cheese. I sometimes make viniagrette with fig jam or canned figs in syrup--it's great tossed with romaine, proscuitto, and goat cheese. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts!

          1. Roasted red peppers. A little chevre on a cracker or slice of baguette and a piece of red pepper, and maybe even some roasted garlic.

            Also love the suggestions of salad with pears, or a fig dressing. CI had some arugula salad suggestions this past summer, all of which could only be enhanced by chevre!

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            1. re: coney with everything

              I make a red pepper dip/sauce which we like a lot. I have taken rounds of chevre and served on top of this sauce. You can even lighly bread and pan fry the chevre rounds as well