Goat cheese is one of the most versatile cheeses and goes easily from breakfast to dessert. It is super mild, wonderfully creamy and also happens to be one of the healthiest cheeses. Moreover, it is low-fat, low in lactose, high in protein and easy-to-digest. From pasta filling to a dreamy mayo alternative, check out these fun and delicious ways to use goat cheese.
Stuff meats, vegetables, and more: Simply scoop it out, stir in herbs or spices (and even fruit), and instantly amp up meal time. Get creative and stuff in meats like chicken, or mushrooms, and even French toast, or whatever.
Goat cheese mixed with oregano, basil, parsley, and chives is a delicious stuffing for chicken. The seasoning in the cheese will help to season the chicken, and you can try garnishing it with lemon juice, garlic and cherry tomatoes.
Dial up veggie trays, crostini and guacamole for parties: For a crowd-pleasing party dip, mix up plain goat cheese with salt, garlic, onion, and herbs and toss some seasonal vegetables on a tray. It is basically a healthier alternative to ranch dressing. One way to make tangy, creamy guacamole is to mix 6-ounces of goat cheese with three mid-sized avocados and diced tomatoes. Do not be scared to play with different herbs and spices, it is a fun way to amp up regular or even store-bought guacamole.
Dress up basic sandwiches and bagels: Add excitement to lunchtime with goat cheese as a palatable alternative to mayonnaise and an easy way to add more protein into the mix. For a tomato sandwich, goat cheese actually balances out acid from tomatoes and makes for a noteworthy bite. You can even mix and match sweet with savory. Bagels are a fantastic choice, as textually speaking, goat cheese is very similar to cream cheese. Or finely dice fresh vegetables and mix in with regular goat cheese for a tasty take on garden vegetable cream cheese.
Cream cheese is like sour cream, but better: Fresh goat cheese, plain and simple, is a great substitute for sour cream dolloped on a baked potato. Or add garlic and chives to give a little personality to baked potato night. The best part? Goat cheese is so flavorful that butter and sour cream will not be missed. You can also stir goat cheese into soup and chili right before serving.
Mix up pasta: If there is no time to make something like homemade ravioli, add plain goat cheese to your favorite cooked pasta noodles, tossed with olive oil, chopped pistachios, black pepper, and lemon zest, for dinner in a pinch. The combinations of pasta fillings and sauces are endless.
Curb sweet tooth cravings: To curb sweet tooth cravings, add honey and brown sugar to plain goat cheese. You can slather it on graham crackers or to use it as a crepe filling alongside seasonal fruit. You can even dip strawberries in sweetened goat cheese for a delicious and elegant dessert.