Goat’s milk cheese has fewer calories and fat* than cow’s and sheep’s milk cheeses:
Goat Cheese: 80 calories/6 grams of fat per ounce
Cow Cheese: 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per ounce
Sheep Cheese: 110-120 calories per ounce, and 8 g to 10 g of fat
*Category averages. Some cheeses may have more calories and fat.
Turn soft goat cheese into truffles rolled in chopped nuts—pistachios are a delicious pairing—and you’ll discover a new way to enjoy cheese.
RECIPE: GOAT CHEESE TRUFFLES
1 log (11 ounces) soft goat cheese
3 tablespoons dried cranberries, finely chopped
3/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts or grated dark chocolate (or half of each)
3 dried apricots or two fresh figs or other fruit per person
1 tablespoon shelled pistachios per person
1. Mash goat cheese in a bowl. Stir in minced cranberries.
2. Scoop with a teaspoon and roll into truffle-size balls, 1 to 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Set on wax paper.
3. Roll balls in chopped pistachios. Return to wax paper. Refrigerate until 20 minutes before serving.
On a dessert-size plate, assemble the fruit, pistachios and 3-4 goat cheese truffles.
WINE: Enjoy with a glass of moscato.
LEFTOVERS: If you have extra goat cheese truffles, wrap them tightly in plastic film and serve them with tomorrow’s breakfast eggs or dinner salad. Add any extra pistachios, whole/shelled or chopped, to your salad as well.