The Chavrie Mild Goat Cheese.

The Chavrie Mild Goat Cheese.

Chavrie Mild Goat Cheese is a cheese of many colors. This is to say that it has multiple uses and works quite well in those roles. Chosen as an ingredient to use for appetizers at a friend’s dinner party, I quickly learned that it could be used for much more than just cheese. The mild tang, creamy “mouth-feel”, slight sweetness, and soft texture allowed this cheese to be used in three different dishes and to be a strong contribution in each. Acting as itself, a healthy dollop was positioned on a cheese plate featuring a Dill Havarti, Gruyere, and sliced zucchini squash. The texture difference of the goat cheese as compared to the Havarti and Gruyere was a refreshing contrast. Secondly, the cheese was placed on top of a kale and carrot salad boasting sliced yellow tomatoes from the Saturday Farmer’s Market. On the salad, the Chavrie substituted for a traditional salad dressing because it truly does bring that much flavor to the table. It was not mixed in to the salad, but was rather placed on top with the expectation that every guest gather a serving of salad with a small portion of the cheese. In its last role, a few spoons of the chevre were mixed in a small bowl of sliced local peaches and salted marcona almonds. This made a fantastic appetizer (or a dessert) which possessed the ideal trifecta of complimenting flavors- creamy, sweet, and salty . All in all, the Chavrie was delicious and something that you can pick up at your local Kroger for just around 4$.It is an easy yet elegant addition when planning to make something for an event or dinner. I suggest giving it a try and letting me know what you think! Cheers!

 

Chavrie on a Cheese Plate with Gruyere, Dill Havarti and Sliced Zucchini.

Chavrie on a Cheese Plate with Gruyere, Dill Havarti and Sliced Zucchini.

Kale and Carrot Salad with Generous Chavrie Dollop.

Kale and Carrot Salad with Generous Chavrie Dollop.