Summer is an excellent time to experiment with more goat cheese on the menu. With all of the seasonal fresh produce readily available, and our instinctual craving for bright flavors, goat cheese makes an easy and delicious menu companion. Whether fresh and snowy white, or aged and piquant, goat cheese is extraordinarily versatile and brings depth and complexity in myriad ways.
Start simple by marinating fresh, rindless logs, balls or discs of goat cheese with herbs, citrus zest, peppercorns, dried chilies, olive oil or even nut oils. Virtually any flavor combination is possible, and these can be served as appetizers in simple glass jars with loaves of fresh bread.
Move on to incorporating goat cheese into pasta, pizza and salad. Aged goat cheese, which has considerable bite, is an excellent alternative to parmigiano reggiano for pasta, and imparts a delightfully sharp, full flavor. Crumble an ashed goat cheese into a salad along with sweet summer peaches. Combine fresh goat cheese with virtually any grilled vegetable as a topping for pizza.
And dessert is an excellent opportunity to enjoy goat cheese in unexpected ways. Delightful whipped into cheesecakes, or perhaps as a more complex base for fruit tarts. Soft-ripened goat cheeses adore honey, cracked black pepper and walnuts. Or lavish honey-sweetened goat cheese on grilled stone fruit.
GreenLeaf is stocked to the rafters with more than 30 varieties of goat cheese, from California to Spain, fresh to feta, and everything in between. Liven up your menus, challenge your taste buds, and
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