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Recipes From Goat Lady Dairy: Creamy Goat Cheese & Smoked Goat Cheese

Creamy Goat Cheese: pickled beets and chives on crostini

Ingredients:

Goat Lady Dairy goat cheese, spreadable, small log

2 cups Beets, finely diced, red or golden

¼ cup cane sugar

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¾ cup water

Chives, a few stems, finely chopped

Salt to taste

Baguette, sliced into rounds, brushed with olive oil, seasoned with kosher salt, baked at 400 degrees until lightly browned. Let cool.

Method:

In a small sauce pan put the beets, sugar, vinegar, water and salt

Simmer until most of the liquid has reduced down and beets are cooked through

Let cool

For the crostini:

Spread a schmear of goat cheese on the crostini rounds

Add a spoonful of the beets

Garnish with chives (basil, tarragon and dill also work well with beets)

- this can also be done on crackers, endive leaves, pumpernickel, etc.

Smoked Goat Lady Dairy Goat Cheese

Soft taco, scrambled egg, “romesco” sauce, cilantro, toasted pumpkin seeds

Ingredients:

Goat Lady Dairy’s “Smokey Mountain Round” Goat Cheese

10 “Handmade” soft tacos

Pumpkin seeds, toasted, salted

4 Red peppers, sweet, oven roasted (canned piquillo peppers are a very good substitute)

1 ripe tomato, squeezed to remove liquid, or roast it with the peppers

1 small chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

½ cup almonds, lightly toasted

2 large cloves of garlic, roasted

Splash of sherry vinegar

Splash of olive oil

1 small onion, diced

4 large eggs

Cilantro

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

Method

In a lightly oiled skillet, lightly toast the soft tacos, then place them in foil to keep them moist and warm

Romesco sauce

In a blender put the roasted peppers, tomato, nuts, 2 of the soft tacos, a quarter of the onion, chipotle pepper, sherry vinegar, salt, black pepper. Purée until smooth. Drizzle in a little olive oil and briefly blitz it again.

Then:

In medium-sized skillet sauté the rest of the onion with a little salt and olive oil until caramelized,

add the egg and scramble together.

Divide the soft tacos into pairs.

Divide the scrambled eggs between the 4 soft tacos

Top with romesco sauce, smoked goat cheese, cilantro and toasted pumpkin seeds.