Goat Cheese Truffles

Margie Bruner - Glory Kitchen

By: Margie Bruner, owner of Glory Kitchen
instagram: @glorykitchen

Serving these little bite-sized goat cheese truffles crusted with nuts, herbs and spices is such a nice surprise combination of creamy, tangy cheese and spicy, crunchy nut flavor.  I was first introduced to the idea of making goat cheese truffles by the talented California duo,  Canyon Girls Catering, who serve these on their event cheese trays.  These little balls of goodness are simple and quick to make yet can be elegantly presented as an appetizer alongside a glass of wine and some crusty bread.  The truffles can be made using any of the 6 blends of Glory Kitchen nut & spice mixes, stacked up and served on their own, or can be included as part of an elaborate cheese tray.  Each variety of cheese truffle offers a unique bite of spice, crunch and creamy flavor.  They are fun to present and even more fun for guests to sample the different varieties.

Chévre is the french term for goat cheese and is obviously made from goat’s milk. It has a tart, tangy flavor and a lower fat content than cheese made from cow’s milk. As it ages, it becomes more robust and bolder in flavor.  Most goat cheese originates from France and in addition to Chévre, other varieties include Chabis & Boucheron.  The next time you offer to bring an appetizer for a gathering of friends, bring an assortment of these flavorful cheese truffles for something unique and interesting.

Goat Cheese Truffles

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring the goat cheese to room temperature. Take a small spoonful of cheese, and with your hands, roll it into a small but compact ball. Take any of the Glory Kitchen nut & spice mixes and spread some out onto a small, flat plate. Roll the goat cheese ball into the nut blend until it is completely covered on all sides. Once all of your cheese truffles are finished, refrigerate to set and then serve cool or at room temperature alongside crackers or slices of crusty bread.

Notes

These little truffles are a great addition to a festive cheese tray or are quite special on their own served with a side of good bread and a glass of wine.

Goat Cheese Truffles - Glory Kitchen
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Goat Cheese Truffles - Glory Kitchen