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Old 08-26-2005, 10:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sandyj
When ever others really enjoy a particular food, I am intrigued, and I get this feeling like "....mmmmm, that looks interesting......oooh, I think I'll have some of that!". Sadly, I didn't take to goat cheese. A good friend of mine (who is a great cook) from New Zealand once said she thinks it tastes/smells like goat's bum, and now, when we see it on a menu we chuckle, remembering the goat's bum remark, and pass it up. Now I read your posts, and I'm thinking '.........mmmmm, that sounds interesting......oooh, I think I'll have some of that!". I'm going to try again. Today.
Sandy it took me quite a time to work up my nerve to try gorat cheese..When I did, it also took me 3 to four bites, but I found I enjoyed the tartness of it... When I made stuffed apricots with it, I loved them..The tartness of the cheese combined with the apricots and I used several kinds of nuts walnuts being my favorite, which I tucked in with the cheese, then I drizzled the works with some honey..Yummy..Give it a try. mine didn't smell

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Old 08-27-2005, 12:36 PM   #12
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There are lots of different types of goat cheese, ranging from soft to hard, with varying degrees of sharpness and "goaty-ness."

Try a goat gouda sometime. Loads different than a cream chevre.

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Old 08-27-2005, 04:25 PM   #13
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Mish, I'm with you! Chocolate I could definitely live without. Cheese and bread are my weaknesses!

I like to make a quick omlette with a bit of smoked salmon and some goat cheese melted on top.

I also found some great fig-lemon perserves that are outstanding on a cracker with a small smear of goat cheese.

It's good on salads too! Add some pears or figs to your greens, some toasted nuts, toss with a good vinegar / oil dressing and finish off with the goat cheese.


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