Goat Cheese: An Obsession

Image via Silver Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is one of those ingredients that magically makes almost any dish better. Pasta? Add goat cheese. Pizza? Add goat cheese. Salad? Add goat cheese. Burgers? ADD GOAT CHEESE!

Luckily, being in Wisconsin, we have several local sources of goat cheese. LaClare Farms (Malone, WI) has won numerous awards for their goat cheese at both the national and international level. Most people recognize the name Montchevre, which was started in Preston, WI. Check out some of the other leading producers of goat cheese in Wisconsin:

Mt. Sterling Co-Op Creamery (Mt. Sterling, WI)
Nordic Creamery (Westby, WI)
Pasture Pride (Cashton, WI)
Clock Shadow Creamery (Milwaukee, WI)

Fantôme Farm (Ridgeway, WI)

To feed our obsession, we’ve put together some of our favorite goat cheese recipes in 4 categories: appetizers, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Try one tonight!

Appetizers

As if these Goat Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos weren’t already delicious enough, this recipe adds bacon!

Image and Recipe via The Brewer and The Baker

These Toasted Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Bites are as cute as they are tasty. They can also work as a dessert, too!

Image and Recipe via The Fit Foodie Mama

Somewhat similar to bruschetta, these Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini are super east to make and are guaranteed to impress!

Image and Recipe via Stuck on Sweet

Salads

This Roasted Butternut Squash Salad has a sophisticated feel that’s great for weeknight dinners, simple get-togethers, or family holiday celebrations.

Image and Recipe via Lemon Tree Dwelling

The creamy goat cheese pairs perfectly with the crunch of the apples, pecans, and red onions in this Arugula and Apple Salad.

Image and Recipe via Slender Kitchen

We love the colors and flavors in this Beet and Goat Cheese Salad!

Image and Recipe via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Entrees

Caramelized onion and goat cheese work together to create the perfect flavor in this Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pasta.

Image and Recipe via Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

This Goat Cheese-Stuffed Burger is THE bee’s knees. Look at that melty cheese!

Image and Recipe via How Sweet It Is

Try this Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast to impress someone special!

Image and Recipe via The Organic Kitchen

Desserts

Chocolate and goat cheese give these Chocolate Chevre Brownies a savory-sweet combination that can’t be beat!

Image and Recipe via Always with Butter

These Goat Cheese Pistachio Coated Strawberries are the perfect bite-size dessert.

Image and Recipe via Two Purple Figs

If you’re in the mood for a cool treat, try this Strawberry Goat Cheese Sherbet!

Image and Recipe via My California Roots

Happy cooking!

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