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.
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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
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Serve berries with a dollop of whipped honey goat cheese and freshly chopped mint (optional).