When my friend Magda told me about 8-9 years ago that her favorite cheese was goat cheese, I felt kind of lost… Goat Cheese? How does that taste like? Is it soft or hard? Tell me more, tell me more…
So I immediately went to the specialty cheese case in my grocery store to see what this goat cheese was all about. I was instantly HOOKED!! I could not believe I had been ignoring the specialty cheese section for so long… Magda opened up my eyes to the delicious variety of cheeses there are and that there’s more to cream cheese than the Philly kind I love so much… to this day.
One of my guilty pleasures on the weekends (and some weekdays too…) is to make myself a Goat Cheese Toast… crispy, creamy, tangy – One of my perfect snack foods.
GOAT CHEESE TOASTS
1 whole-wheat baguette 3 oz of soft goat cheese, make sure it’s without animal rennet Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly-cracked black pepper
- Slice the baguette into 2 halves. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Toast the baguette halves in a 350° F oven for about 5 minutes or just use the toaster setting on your toaster oven.
- Take the toasts out (careful, they’re hotter because of the oil) and spread the goat cheese on the bread. Sprinkle a bit more pepper and drizzle a bit more olive oil for the nice cool finished look.
Enjoy alone, with a nice chilled glass of pomegranate juice… or fill the two halves with a few slices of fresh tomato, baby spinach and roasted peppers for an awesome sandwich.