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Tip of the Day: Goat Cheese Caprese Salad

Mozzarella, tomato and basil, the classic “Caprese salad” (named after the Italian island of Capri) is a popular first course.

For a change, substitute goat cheese. Its creaminess pairs beautifully with the sweet acidity of tomatoes.

For a beautiful dish:

  • Slice circles from a log of goat cheese.
  • Plate with sliced heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
  • Drizzle with fine olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Provide sea salt and a peppermill.
    Variations include serving the sliced goat cheese with a “salad” of red and yellow tomato wedges (or sliced cherry tomatoes) in a red wine vinaigrette.

    Or, you can stack the cheese, basil and sliced tomatoes in a “napoleon.” 

    When tomatoes aren’t in season, substitute roasted red peppers.

  • Read more about goat cheese.
  • Take a look at our Cheese Glossary to find out more about your favorite cheeses.
  • If you’re a goat cheese fan, try this goat cheese ice cream recipe.
  • Check out the history of Caprese Salad.
  •   Goat Cheese Caprese Salad

    Goat Cheese Caprese Salad. The goat cheese substitutes for mozzarella in this recipe from Mario Batali (photo courtesy Good Housekeeping).

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