Saturday, June 25, 2022


Toady is National Goat Cheese Day. Goat Cheese has been produced for over 4000 years. It's such a wonderful cheese, and it goes well with chocolate, too. 

I'm a huge fan of Cypress Grove Chevre. They have a great variety of goat cheeses from Humboldt Fog to Bermuda Triangle to Sgt. Pepper to Purple Haze, and everything in between. If you're a big goat cheese fan, you might want to consider a cake made of wheels of their cheese! Who wouldn't want a beautiful cake made of cheese wheels like the one on the right?

The following recipe for Goat Cheese Chocolate Truffles works well with any Chevre, so you can use whatever is available to you. Make sure it's fresh. This specific goat cheese truffle recipe really highlights the chevre, so mix is up and try other goat cheeses to see what you like best. I use Humboldt Fog which has a very distinct taste, but you might want to make your first batch with a more mild chevre. Humboldt Fog has a subtle, tangy flavor and distinctive layer of edible vegetable ash. Of course, different chocolate will also make a difference in flavor. Enjoy!

Chevre Chocolate Truffles

6 1/2 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
7 ounces fresh Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog chevre, room temperature  (or a Chevre of your choosing)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder, for rolling

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler or metal pot over another pot over simmering water. Mix chevre and sugar in medium-size bowl. Stir in melted chocolate and mix until smooth.
Refrigerate an hour to overnight.
When ready to make truffles, roll heaping teaspoons of refrigerated mixture into small balls, then roll balls in cocoa powder.
Chill on sheet pan until ready to serve or keep 3 to 4 days in refrigerator.

Goats by the side of my house

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