Did you know that August is National Goat Cheese Month? I sure didn’t and it’s practically my signature ingredient. I guess it shouldn’t suprise me since it seems like there is a national day or month for EVERYTHING. But since I do love goat cheese, I’m more than happy to celebrate by eating a little extra.
With that spirit in mind I thought it would be fun to share a round up of some of my favorite recipes featuring goat cheese. I also think it’s fun to see them in totality since it shows how versatile it really can be, spanning from sweet to savory, and healthy to indulgent.
Deep Chocolate Brownies with Chevre Swirls
If you cannot tell, I’m a bit obsessed with goat cheese in my brownies. And from my analysis of what’s bringing people to my humble blog, I’m not the only one. They’re like cream cheese brownies. Only better.
Salmon, Goat Cheese, and Apple Maki
This maki roll is not only a perfect balance of flavors and textures, but also extra easy to make thanks to store-bought sushi rice.
Artichoke, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Spring Rolls
These are a fun fushion take on fresh spring rolls. Ginger and cilantro maintain the Asian flare, while artichoke, spinach, and goat cheese bring in a Californian twist.
Pasta with Cheesy Pink Sauce
A little goat cheese and cream add a subtle twist to standard tomato sauce. This is one of those recipes that is easy to make and tastes more labor intensive and indulgent than it really is. I typically make it with canned tomatoes, but now that they are in season I think fresh would be even better.
Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Frittata
With its irresistable combination of figs, salty prosciutto, and tangy goat cheese this frittata is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a leisurely weekend brunch.
Chocolate-Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Chevre Filling
And last but not least, another sweet twist on chevre – chocolately whoopie pies. If you enjoyed the brownies with chevre, you’ll love how beautifully the cheese contrasts with chocolate in this recipe. I have some personal heart for it since it helped me win my first recipe contest and gave me the bug to enter more!
**Also as a note, I have not been compensated to sing my praises about goat cheese so the opinions here are 100% mine. Not that I wouldn’t love if my passion for goat cheese was enough to get me on a payroll.
What about you? What are your favorite recipes that use goat cheese, fresh or otherwise?