Whipped Honey Goat Cheese & Fresh Berries
Cooking with Cheese Recipes
This is a refreshing, low sugar breakfast or dessert that the whole family will love. I often find that I want to give fresh goat cheese a lighter body as it can be a bit thick in texture and concentrated in tangy flavor. The addition of honey, a splash of olive oil and lemon juice, all blended in a blender or food processor, gives goat cheese the lift and balance I'm seeking.
Add freshly chopped mint as a cool, sweet finisher if desired.
Feeling adventurous? Make the goat cheese from scratch in our French Fresh Cheesemaking Course.
8oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled and at room temperature
2 tablespoons honey, plus extra to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 lemon (if there is extra lemon juice, feel free to add more if you like it lemony)
2 cups fresh berries, washed (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon Salt (if the goat cheese isn't salted enough to your liking) Optional: Freshly chopped mint
A food processor, blender, hand-mixer, or strong whisk will work
Place goat cheese in the blender with the honey, lemon, and salt (optional). Pulse to incorporate. Depending on the mixing tool you're using, you can add a little more lemon juice and/or honey to make it easier to blend.
While mixing the goat cheese on a low speed, slowly add olive oil in a stream. This will help lighten and emulsify the whipped goat cheese — a similar effect when making aioli from scratch.
Serve berries with a dollop of whipped honey goat cheese and freshly chopped mint (optional).