What to do with LOTS of goat cheese?
We were given some delicious goat cheese... but received a TON! Any suggestions with what to do with LOTS of goat cheese? Thanks!
It definitely freezes well. We have a local goat cheese maker. There are a couple of winter months during which they don't have fresh goat cheese. I always buy a bunch of it before that period hits to keep in the freezer so that I need not go without it.
Goat cheese ice cream and cheesecake
I love goat cheese with fruit, maybe poached fruit this time of year
We also love a bit of goat cheese in omelets and frittatas
I love pairing goat cheese with winter squashes--in pasta and grain dishes, soups and stews
Stir or crumble a bit into your polenta--I love breakfast polenta with a bit of fruit and goat cheese
And of course, by the spoonful...oh so good.
Linda already posted my first suggestion, which was cheesecake. David Lebovitz also has a wonderful recipe for goat cheese custards:
my favorite savory way to use it is in a veggie omelet or frittata - i love goat cheese with eggs.
- layered in lasagna
- mixed with herbs and spread on crostini
- stuffed into chicken breasts with sun-dried tomatoes & pesto
- crumbled over salad
- added to strata or gratin
- stuffed into prosciutto-wrapped figs
- crumbled on top of pizza
- mixed with garlic & fresh herbs, stuffed into balsamic-marinated mushroom caps, & broiled or grilled
- eggplant involtini
can you tell i like goat cheese? ;)
Goat cheese mousse.
Process 6-8 oz with some heavy cream. Fold in tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves, season w/ salt & pepper. Can keep in fridge 2-3 days. I pipe it into Parmeggiano frico cups, a la French Laundry, but can be put on or in just about anyting! It's delicious.