I was in heaven!
The purpose of the class was to introduce us to some uncommon cheeses and how to pair them with different foods, beverages and how to make desserts using Goat Cheese. Dusty and I had a blast and will be returning for next month's class because it was only $5 per person, which makes for a perfect date!
The first cheese we tried was the St. Andre, French Triple Cream Cheese....
The next cheese we tried was one of Dusty and my favorites, Parrano Gouda....
The third cheese we tried was our absolute favorite, I might have gone back for seconds! This cheese is the Manchego cheese.
The last cheese we tried was different. We were warned that this cheese is stinky and boy is it stinky! This is the Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk Cheese.
And because I love you all so much, I'm going to share with you the most unique and great tasting dessert I've ever had! This was given to us by the dessert chef at the Good Food Store and it's all I've been able to think about since Friday. I tweaked the recipe a bit because it originally calls for cherries for the sauce, but I was feeling rebellious and wanted to use Blackberries. But you can use any berry you want: cherry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry or huckleberry!
Goat Cheese Custard with Sweet Blackberry Red Wine Syrup
Here is what you are going to need for the Goat Cheese Custard (for 2 servings):
-2.5 oz of fresh Goat Cheese at room temperature
-1/8 cup Sugar
-1/4 cup Heavy Cream
-1 Egg Yolk
-1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 2 ramekins into a baking dish.
Divide the custard into each ramekin and fill them about a little over half full.
When the custards are done, remove them from the baking dish and let them cool completely. Chill them in the fridge for up to 2 days covered in plastic wrap.
For the Sweet Blackberry Wine Syrup:
-1/4 cup Red Wine
-1-1/2 tbsp Sugar
-1/4 cup fresh or frozen Blackberries-slightly mashed with a fork
Have you ever seen anything so divine? So easy, so creamy, so delicious!
We got samples of the St. Andre and Gouda, plus some Olives!
Have I ever mentioned how much I love cheese?!?!?
I've pretty much decided that becoming a Cheese Buyer is my new career goal...forget Nursing!
But seriously, that has to be the best job EVER!
Thank you Good Food Store for all the fun information on cheese and desserts with cheese, we had a blast!
I can't wait for Tuesday's cooking class, it's going to be so much fun!