Thursday, June 13, 2013

Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is definitely my new favorite cheese.  I'd probably eaten it before, but I never really appreciated it until I went to Maui a month or so ago.  It was kind of a business trip for the video website my husband and I run,  While on Maui, we filmed some videos at a goat farm and sampled the cheese.  It was interesting to taste the different flavors.  I noticed that a lot of the restaurants on Maui used goat cheese from this goat farm.

After returning home, we recently bought goat cheese at our favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's.  We decided to try the sampler pack with three types of cheese.  They're all so creamy and delicious.  The consistency of goat cheese almost reminds me of cream cheese.  I particularly love it on salads.

Here's a simple salad recipe:

A bunch of mixed greens, a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and some goat cheese sprinkled on top.

You can also add your favorite grilled meat (chicken/fish/steak) and/or grilled vegetables (onion/mushrooms/peppers/squash).

Sometimes simple is best.  I could eat this salad everyday.

So, if a couple days ago I was saying "chimichurri on everything," today I'm saying "goat cheese on everything"!  It doesn't hurt that the fat, calorie and sodium content is lower than that of cow cheese.

If you want to learn more about goat cheese and where it comes from, check out these videos at CareerSighted:

Milker at a Goat Farm
Truffle Maker (These truffles are made with goat cheese instead of cream!)

Happy eating!

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