We're getting excited for our November monthly cheese subscription box, and this recipe highlights one of the cheeses in that box.
Mackenzie Creamery produces all natural, hand-crafted, artisan goat cheese from the finest ingredients. Located in Hiram, Ohio, they source 100% hormone-free goat milk from local area farms to craft award-winning fresh chèvre. Their Pumpkin Chèvre is deliciously flavored and well-balanced, and we find it the perfect way to celebrate fall, too.
Though this recipe is not an egg custard and does not contain any cream (our French friends, please forgive us), it does have a silky texture and a crackling sugar top, and is a riff on my favorite dessert: crème brûlée.
Order our Monthly Subscription between October 21st through November 24th to receive this cheese and make this recipe.
Pumpkin Chèvre Brûlée
A simple, incredibly quick dessert that just requires two ingredients: pumpkin goat cheese and sugar. The ramekin can be placed under the broiler or whip out that kitchen torch you've been dying to use.
4 ounces pumpkin goat cheese
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Small kitchen torch (or, you can use your broiler)
Small ramekin that holds up to 6 ounces
Allow the goat cheese to come to room temperature over 30 minutes.
Spoon or squeeze the goat cheese into the ramekin, and smooth the top so it is even and level.
Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the top of goat cheese, making sure to evenly distribute the sugar so when brûléed it caramelizes without excessively burning.
Prepare your kitchen torch or turn your broiler on. If broiling: place the ramekin on a baking sheet 6 inches away from the heating element. If using a kitchen torch, turn it on and make sure the flame is approximately 2 inches away from the sugar, bringing it closer when necessary to speed up the caramelization.
Once the sugar is deep golden brown (a few darker burnt spots are fine and just add flavor), remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Crack the sugar top with a spoon, end enjoy on its own, or spread over a cranberry hazelnut cracker or bread slice.