food for thought

by michelle

goat cheese

with 2 comments

Yesterday I made goat cheese. I’ve been experimenting a little, although I’m a beginner as far as cheese-making goes. So far I’ve tried various forms of full-milk ricotta, ricotta made from whey as well as a cream cheese. This time I decided to make cream cheese from goat’s milk, using buttermilk as a starter.

This inspired me to make a French style tart. First I made some pastry then I sliced 2 large onions, 2 red peppers and 2 cloves of garlic and gently fried these in some olive oil. When they were quite soft, I added a teaspoon of dried tarragon, some black pepper and a glass of white wine and cooked this until there was almost no liquid left. Next I mixed a cup of my goat’s cheese with one egg, folded the onion mixture through this and placed the mixture in my prepared pastry. I baked it for 45 minutes in a moderate oven and served it with a simple salad of butter lettuce and walnuts with a mustard vinaigrette.

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Written by michelle picker

November 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

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  1. Yum – will you come and cook for me?

    Eve

    November 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

  2. This looks divine. I didn’t even click on your blog because of the pizza. I saw the title “goat cheese,” and I was in. Goat cheese on pizza – yummmmm

    Mikaela

    November 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm


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