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Cheers To The Cheese: Create An Appetizer or Dessert Cheese Course for Entertaining

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Life on the Farm, Recipes

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The winter “eating” holidays are all about sharing with family and friends. Entertaining, a house full of party guests or perhaps simply a few intimate friends. Perhaps enjoying a few extra days at home with family and friends, or garnering “oohs and aahs” when you bring a platter of your favorites to a holiday potluck.

Whether you’re serving cheese as an appetizer or as part of your dessert course, have fun by using Redwood Hill Farm’s unique, delicious artisan cheeses and along with a few simple suggestions we’ve discovered over our more than 25+ years of crafting goat milk cheeses in the farmstead tradition.

Recipe: “Save the Best for Last”, A Cheese Dessert Course

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Recipes

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Goat cheese and goat milk confections create a visually dazzling presentation!

Many sweets pair remarkably well with our creamy goat cheese. Use your imagination and choose your own favorite cookies or breads for accompaniments, or choose from our suggestions. Beautiful fruit and fresh-cut flowers add a dramatic flair to your dessert course.

Bring your cheeses out at least one hour before serving to allow them to come to room temperature and plan on about 30 minutes for preparing this course. This will serve 8-10 as shown except for the Chevre Dessert, you’ll need to make more and/or use smaller individual containers
Use our design as a guide and have fun creating this very unique dessert and delicious dessert tray!

Top Tier:

Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre Dessert is sweetened, whipped fresh chèvre, piped into dessert parfaits, and topped with shaved dark chocolate and lemon zest. (Select here for recipe)

Dipping Cookies  Sweet currant “Twigs” are divine for dipping (Lovesticks.com) or provide simple tea cookies for pairing.

Goat Milk Fudge We used two goat milk fudges: Bittersweet Chocolate, and Bittersweet Chocolate with Marshmallows and Walnuts both from KiddingAroundWithChocolate.com.

Bottom Tier, clockwise from 1:00 oclock:

Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre  is spooned into a bowl and drizzled with Goat Milk Caramel Sauce from KiddingAroundWithChocolate.com and paired with candied pecans for dipping.

Redwood Hill Farm Bucheret This cheese, with its white bloomy rind, has a dense and buttery, flavorful interior. We love pairing it with pure, raw, Sonoma County honeycomb.

Redwood Hill Farm Aged Cheddar is smooth textured, with a sweet, complex lavor from the aging process. It is delicious with sliced membrillo (quince paste).

Redwood Hill Farm Camellia Our luscious, Camembert-style goat milk cheese is drizzled with Organic Raspberry Spread. We love the Raspberry Spread at SweetCreekFoods.com.

Fresh Artisan Bread In the center, we mounded cubes of fresh, sweet, artisan bread with nuts and raisins.

And voila, a delicious and beautiful presentation for your party, family or friends! Planning this cheese dessert course for your next get-together? We’d love to get your comments.