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NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Nov-11 14:23:22

On 24 November 16 MNers, 2 MN Blogging Network bloggers, GeraldineMumsnet and NewGirlHelenMumsnet all went along to a cookery school in Central London to learn about, cook with and sample lots of French goat's cheeses.

This thread is for their feedback but we'd like to open this up to all of MN - so if you didn't attend please do add your own tip, comment or recipe featuring French goat's cheese to this thread. Everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw where one person will win a hamper of French goat's cheeses, French wine and cheese labels worth £100. Feel free to upload your own recipes to the MN recipe pages or share any you learnt about on this thread.

If you attended the event, please let us know all about it - we'd like to know...

What was the highlight of your Easy Cheesey Chèvre masterclass experience?

Did you find the cheese tasting seminar provided you with some interesting facts, tips and advice on French goat's cheese? If so please share!

Was there anything that surprised you about French goat's cheese that you didn't know before?

After tasting the French goat's cheeses did you have a particular favourite? Here's the list of cheeses you would have seen:
French goat's cheese log - French goat's cheese mini log - Spreadable fresh French goat's cheese - French goat's cheese camembert - Selles-sur-Cher
- Crottin de Chavignol - Sainte-Maure de Touraine - Valençay - Banon - Rocamadour - Tomme de chèvre

Were you surprised by any of the flavours of the French goat's cheeses? If so, how?

Have you been encouraged to experiment more with French goat's cheese as an ingredient following the masterclass?

Were you previously aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese?

Were you aware of the variety of French goat's cheese available here in the UK?

Did you enjoy Sophie's French goat's cheese recipes? Do you plan to recreate them at home?

Would you recommend French goat's cheese to a friend or family member?

Did you enjoy the Caves de Tourangelles Touraine Sauvignon Blanc wine? Do you think you would buy this? (RRP around £8.50)

Plus any other information you'd like to share with MN.

Many thanks
MNHQ

Didn't go but ds1 will only eat goat's cheese :ponce: He sniffs all cheese and rejects anything that comes from a cow.

CroissantNeuf Sat 26-Nov-11 18:51:20

I didn't go to the event but I can recommend warm quinoa, butternut squash and goats cheese salad topped with toasted pumpkin seeds.

CroissantNeuf Sat 26-Nov-11 18:56:02

Didn't attend sad as I LOVE French goats cheese.

Love a hard goat cheese in sandwiches or grated on top of rice lentils and salad (fav store cupboard meal).

The smooth stuff is lovely in a sarnie too!

painterly Sat 26-Nov-11 20:57:08

Favourite goats' cheesse recipe:

mix cooked fresh egg pasta with pesto;
top each serving with a large round slice of goats' cheese;
grill for a minute or two.

A marvellous lunch or quick dinner.

you can use goat's cheese to make cheese cake. It is very rich, so best with a very acidic fruit to cut through it, like pineapple.

Asnowflakeisforlife Sun 27-Nov-11 15:22:00

Firstly I must say a MASSIVE thanks to all those involved in the day. The attention to detail with the cheese, wine, recipes and venue were lovely. The day was great fun and I got to meet some lovely MNetters. It was nice to be away from DS doing something grownup and relaxing.

What was the highlight of your Easy Cheesey Chèvre masterclass experience?

I enjoyed learning about goat's cheese and how it is made, stored and cooked etc. The tasting session was great. There was plenty of cheese and the choice was fab.

Did you find the cheese tasting seminar provided you with some interesting facts, tips and advice on French goat's cheese? If so please share!

I hadn't really considered it before, but our Cheesemonger pointed out that goat's cheese was traditionally a peasent food and this is why it is normally young and fresh when eaten. However, he was keen to point out that you could be quite flexible about when it is eaten! smile

Was there anything that surprised you about French goat's cheese that you didn't know before?

I did not know that there were so many varieites. I did not know how healthy it is.

*After tasting the French goat's cheeses did you have a particular favourite? Here's the list of cheeses you would have seen:
French goat's cheese log - French goat's cheese mini log - Spreadable fresh French goat's cheese - French goat's cheese camembert - Selles-sur-Cher
- Crottin de Chavignol - Sainte-Maure de Touraine - Valençay - Banon - Rocamadour - Tomme de chèvre*

I loved them all. My favourite was the leaf wrapped soft gooey cheese we tried last, the Banon.

Were you surprised by any of the flavours of the French goat's cheeses? If so, how?

I was suprised at how mushroomy one of the cheeses tasted. I was also suprised at the hard goat's cheese. It was similar to Manchego and I would definitely use it as a substitute.

Have you been encouraged to experiment more with French goat's cheese as an ingredient following the masterclass?

Yes. We have included a couple of the cheeses in our Xmas cheese board list. I have also made the fishcakes at home with my DD.

Were you previously aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese?

I knew it was a good alternative. I did not know how great an alternative it actually is.

Were you aware of the variety of French goat's cheese available here in the UK?

No. I recognised a couple of the cheeses but there were many more than I would have assumed.

Did you enjoy Sophie's French goat's cheese recipes? Do you plan to recreate them at home?

We have already made the fishcakes. The muffins were incredibly stodgy so we will not make them again. I will however adapt my courgette and feta muffin recipe to be made with goat's Cheese instead.

I am going to make my own cheesecake recipe with the softer, philly cheese we tried.

Would you recommend French goat's cheese to a friend or family member?

Yes. Without a doubt. The cheeses and wine are delicious.

Did you enjoy the Caves de Tourangelles Touraine Sauvignon Blanc wine? Do you think you would buy this? (RRP around £8.50)

Yes. We have ordered a few bottles of the wine in a Rose variety and we are going to try and find the white in a local wine cellar.

debka Sun 27-Nov-11 16:59:54

Am so envy of you all. I love goats cheese, so does 2yo DD, it's her favourite.

A recipe I love is broccoli soup, finished with some goat's cheese. Makes it all seem a bit more healthy!

BornSicky Sun 27-Nov-11 18:09:57

baked goat's cheese and roasted beetroot salad is my favourite. Use spicy/peppery salad leave like rocket to go with the creamy cheese and sweet beetroot.

also love the spreadable goat's cheese just with crackers and grapes!

seenbutnotheard Sun 27-Nov-11 19:06:28

I can't believe that I missed this sad

I love, love, love goats cheese, but have to say that I have not tried that many varieties. My dh can't stand it and so it would have been great to get some new ideas of how I could 'hide' it and convert him.

My all time fav lunch is a fresh baked roll, with goats cheese and black grapes.
I also love goats cheese in my salads - I find that it goes particularly well with peppers and chicken (think I 'discovered' goats cheese many years ago at Pizza Express in their Pollo Salad blush)

I think it also makes a great addition to just about any soup.

zipzap Mon 28-Nov-11 00:45:49

What was the highlight of your Easy Cheesey Chèvre masterclass experience?
So many highlights it's difficult to choose - meeting lots of lovely MNetters, Charlie the cheese man's fascinating and delicious cheese tasting, doing the cook-alongs with Sophie, the lunch and lovely wine... And then even once it had finished it carried on as there was yet more cheese and wine to take home! Think that covers just about everything grin Nicest cheese of the day for me was the one with the straw in, nicest dish of the day was Charlie the starter with the melted crottin and caramelised walnuts.

Did you find the cheese tasting seminar provided you with some interesting facts, tips and advice on French goat's cheese? If so please share!
Lots! Everything from the origins of goat's cheese (local peasant food so tended to be local and young), the ease with which the flavour of the cheese can be affected by the presence of billy goats (that 'goaty' over-smell often found on goat's cheese but not on the ones we tried) or the food the nanny goat eats (eg the garlic - I never did find out if the garlic scented ones that came about when the goat ate wild garlic were sold as garlic delicacies or thrown away as polluted) and that there was such a wide variety of goat's cheeses just from the Loire region (the area the tasting concentrated on).

Storage of the cheese was useful - upside down tupperware box or clingfilm to keep it in the fridge and to keep the air out. I now find myself coveting my mother's ugly but perfect method of storing cheese in her fridge - her genuine 80s tupperware cheese board with cover . Or simply wrapped in greaseproof paper by an experienced cheese merchant on a slate shelf in a drafty French Chateau larder if you don't have a fridge.

And of course the fact that crottin is a french word for pooh. Predictably that's pretty much the only one that I can remember which cheese matches which name so as far as marketing goes - it's worked, genius! I also liked the fact that it aged from 11 days to 6 months old, developing its flavour and texture as it went (from spreadable to grate-able and everything inbetween) and that it was delicious throughout.

Plus rather than repeating them here, there are all the new facts below too...

I thought Charlie presented the session very well - despite packing loads into the time we were never overwhelmed by the cheese or the facts that both kept coming and coming. Its structure had been well thought out and was informative as well as entertaining.

Was there anything that surprised you about French goat's cheese that you didn't know before?
- You can eat the ash 'rind' of the ash covered goat's cheeses.
- The health benefits - particularly the fact it is much lower in cholesterol and fat than cheddar type cow's milk cheeses (really useful to know for me as dh loves cheese but is very good about steering clear because of the fat and cholesterol content, which he monitors very carefully in his diet. I'm going to try to introduce him to goat's cheese to see if he can still get his cheese 'hit' without having to worry anywhere near so much about it being unhealthy.
- That it is easier to digest in general than cow's milk cheeses, and even if you are lactose intolerant you are likely to be able to tolerate it.
- That it is a good source of all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
- That it is perfectly possible to get goat's cheese without the hint of goat flavour in it.
- It's possible to do a whole varied cheeseboard containing just goat's cheese.
- Goat's cheese goes very well with a nice white wine.
- That so much of it goes so well with fruit or in cooking as opposed to sitting on a cheese board or being grilled and plonked on top of a salad.

*After tasting the French goat's cheeses did you have a particular favourite? Here's the list of cheeses you would have seen:
French goat's cheese log - French goat's cheese mini log - Spreadable fresh French goat's cheese - French goat's cheese camembert - Selles-sur-Cher
- Crottin de Chavignol - Sainte-Maure de Touraine - Valençay - Banon - Rocamadour - Tomme de chèvre*
I enjoyed nearly all the cheeses, although my absolute favourites were the ash-covered log with the straw going through it (sorry, can't remember which was which now!) and the leaf-covered one.

I also thought the spreadable goat's cheese would be very useful on a day to day basis when cooking and and I think the dc would enjoy it too (unfortunately the cheese box I took with me didn't make it home for them to try after an unexpected visit to a friend where it provided a very tasty supper!). Will definitely add it to my list of basics to keep in the fridge.

I also enjoyed the crottin (especially warmed up on our starter) - the fact it lasts for 6 months and is supposed to evolve in texture and flavour over that time is an added bonus as is the hairy blue fit that the H&S folks would probably have if they thought for a moment it was possible to have a cheese without a use by date on it of more than a day or two after being opened.

In fact, the only cheese I wasn't that keen on was the hard one - and the standard 'goat's cheese roll' when it was raw - much better when cooked. I also wasn't that keen on the Goat's Camembert - prefer the real thing sorry (think it was to do with the texture and thinner rind on the goat version).

Were you surprised by any of the flavours of the French goat's cheeses? If so, how?
- Yes - how lovely and fresh it can be, and the wide variety of flavours and textures within cheeses that looked like they were pretty similar.

- That it can develop a much more complex flavour and texture as it ages (particularly the crottin and the one wrapped in leaves).

- That the ash rind that looks rather unpleasant was nice to eat.

- The lack of goaty overtones was also nice (sorry, I'm beginning to repeat myself here).

Have you been encouraged to experiment more with French goat's cheese as an ingredient following the masterclass?
Yes - next steps planned are to try it in lasagne as a layer replacing the cheese sauce, on a pizza to replace the tomato sauce (probably with something along the lines of parma ham, chives, spring onions, roasted plum cherry tomatoes and red peppers or melon - based on something very yummy I tried in France this summer), in a lentil and roasted veg salad and replacing/in addition to Stilton in my annual Boxing Day soup.

Were you previously aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese?
I knew that goat's milk was more easily digested than cow's milk for people that were gluten intolerant - not sure I'd ever extrapolated that to goats cheeses, but that could just be because I don't know many gluten intolerant people, let alone cook for them.

I wasn't really aware that it was more easily digestible by everybody when compared to cow's milk cheeses but it's now something I'll bear in mind, especially if having cheese off a cheese board after a big meal or if eating cheese before going to bed!

I didn't know that it always had lower fat and lower cholesterol levels that cow's milk cheeses or that it provided lots of minerals and vitamins.

Were you aware of the variety of French goat's cheese available here in the UK?
Not really - I've subsequently looked in the supermarkets I've been into - Sainsburys had a few - but more English goat's cheeses which surprised me. There was very little in Morrisons other than the very basic standard goat's cheese with no mention of country of origin that I remember. Waitrose was the best of the lot - probably no surprise!

Did you enjoy Sophie's French goat's cheese recipes? Do you plan to recreate them at home?
I did enjoy them - absolute favourite was the crottin and caramelised walnut salad - I adore cheese like this much more than with crackers on a cheese board so will definitely be trying this.

I was pleasantly surprised by the fishcakes as I'm not really a fish lover - I tend to stick to salmon (under sufferance to try to be healthy) and would never usually eat any other fish. If I were to make them again, I'd probably just stick to salmon. I'd also make them a bit smaller and thinner - I think the portions we had were pretty generous so we made huge fishcakes which meant the goats cheese didn't really do much melting or oozing when cut in to. The salad went very well with it - and I forgot to find out what she dressed it with as the whole combination really worked well.

The cheesecake was very nice - I have several good cheesecake recipes so this will join my standard set I think.

The muffins were quite nice but were welded to their paper cases which spoilt the experience somewhat. However I think it was the muffin recipe that let it down rather than the addition of the cheese and olives - I'd definitely try adding goats cheese and olives to my standard savoury muffin recipe, albeit with thyme rather than rosemary but that's a personal preference.

I thought Sophie did a great job of showing us how to cook the recipes (and dealing with all the boring bits like weighing ingredients out, cooking and washing up!) and it was useful to have the recipe booklets to try her recipes at home and get some more ideas.

Would you recommend French goat's cheese to a friend or family member?
Absolutely. Particularly would mention the health benefits as that is becoming more and more important these days!

Did you enjoy the Caves de Tourangelles Touraine Sauvignon Blanc wine? Do you think you would buy this? (RRP around £8.50)
Very much so. Thought it went exceptionally well with the food we had and the cheeses - a very nice drinking wine. I'm just trying to decide whether to share it with dh and polish the lot off between the two of us or to be nice and keep it for Christmas evening when I'll have my mum and aunt staying and we would typically have an informal supper of cheese, smoked salmon and assorted pick bits that this would complement beautifully...

I remember that they said it was available through Nicolas wine shops but there aren't any of those locally - where else would I be likely to find it?

Plus any other information you'd like to share with MN.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to MN for inviting me to such a great event - I thought the whole thing went brilliantly and was very well organised - such a lot was packed into a relatively short amount of time and a huge amount of goats cheese was eaten in that short time! Sometimes going to events where nobody knows each other can be a bit intimidating but it was all very friendly and we were soon put at ease - by everybody involved, both from the organisational and presentation teams and by all the other participants. And thank you too for a great goody bag - the wine, cheeses, muffins, cheesecake and bits were all much appreciated!

Only bits that stuck out as slightly out of kilter with the rest of the day - Charlie the cheeseman had obviously been told that everybody was a blogger and didn't really know what MNet was about or that most of us were regular users of the site rather than active bloggers - I don't think it would have changed much if he had known but it made it a bit strange at the start when he kept talking about blogging and I started wondering if I was in the right place. Also I hadn't realised until they got up to go that Helen and Geraldine were actually MNHelen and MNGeraldine so missed an opportunity to find out more about what MN Towers is like!

Overall, it was lots of fun; the most information packed, hugely entertaining, deliciously-cheese-filled day out ever!

zipzap Mon 28-Nov-11 00:55:22

(whispers very quietly as I don't want to spoil very happy memories of a great day but... please can you convince them to spell 'Cheesey' correctly - every time I look at it I just want to cross that last e out so it matches the 'Cheesy' in the dictionary. sorry. I'll just slink back over to pedants' corner now. blush)

My fav easy recipe is a plain risotto with sun dried tomatoes and goats cheese cut into chunks and added mmmmmmm. I'm going to have to get some goats cheese from town now!!

wahwahwah Mon 28-Nov-11 09:44:44

So at a dinner party on Saturday, aft we had eaten all the cheese doggy-bag at home, when the cheese board came out, DH dives at the goats cheese log 'ooh goats cheese' and we had a long discussion about the delights of goats cheese. I have become a goats cheese bore!

NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Nov-11 14:12:28

Wow - what a cheese bonanza!

Highlight for me was discovering the really creamy goat's cheese equivalent of cream cheese - delicious! Now I'll have to try and work out what it was and buy it!

Loads of interesting tips and advice - how to store it was really helpful - upside-down cheese tuppaware is now on my Xmas list (tragic though that seems!)

I was surprised by how many different textures and tastes you can get - so often you only see the log style one in restaurants and shops - I really enjoyed the hard one as well as the cream cheese one. I also didn't know that it was lactose-free - v interesting to know.

My 'everyday' fave was the spreadable fresh French goat's cheese and my 'special occasion' fave is the crottin de Chavignol

I'll definitely be cooking with Goat's cheese more often - at the moment I only ever eat it on its own or on pizza - am going to see what else I can come up with that includes the melt in the middle feature of the fishcake.

Wasn't aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese before but as I said above, interesting to know it's lactose-free.

The fishcake was delicious, as was the pear and walnut salad. I didn't get to try the muffins but I love rosemary so might give these a go at home soon.

I have been banging on about goat's cheese all weekend so yes, I would and have recommended French goat's cheese!

The wine was lovely - really light and fresh - it might pull me away from whatever's on special offer for a special occasion.

wahwahwah Mon 28-Nov-11 14:42:31

No Helen, your highlight was meeting all the lovely mumsnetters
!

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Nov-11 14:42:48

What was the highlight of your Easy Cheesey Chèvre masterclass experience?

Lovely communal eating, drinking and cooking with fellow goat's cheese enthusiasts.

Did you find the cheese tasting seminar provided you with some interesting facts, tips and advice on French goat's cheese? If so please share!

Nice to have it confirmed that it is lower cholesterol etc than cow's milk cheeses. Like many other replies, it was really useful to find out how to store goat's cheese. And that you don't have to fuss about storing blue cheeses with non-blue cheese. (And useful French vocab; crottin = poo.)

Was there anything that surprised you about French goat's cheese that you didn't know before?

Didn't know that some of them were "AOC". Or that the goat's diet affects the flavour of the cheese so much. And hadn't known that you could get older goat's cheeses, so good trying the Rocamadour.

After tasting the French goat's cheeses did you have a particular favourite? Here's the list of cheeses you would have seen:
French goat's cheese log - French goat's cheese mini log - Spreadable fresh French goat's cheese - French goat's cheese camembert - Selles-sur-Cher
- Crottin de Chavignol - Sainte-Maure de Touraine - Valençay - Banon - Rocamadour - Tomme de chèvre*

Particularly liked the pyramid-shaped ash-covered cheese and the Rocamadour. Was least keen on the final small medallion-y shaped one.

Were you surprised by any of the flavours of the French goat's cheeses? If so, how?

Some of them were much stronger flavours than I associate with goat's cheese (mainly in a good way).

Have you been encouraged to experiment more with French goat's cheese as an ingredient following the masterclass?

Definitely, particularly for desserts.

Were you previously aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese?

Yes, because lactose-intolerance children makes you look at non-cow's milk alternatives in forensic detail!

Were you aware of the variety of French goat's cheese available here in the UK?

Ditto the answer above (and because I love goat's cheese anyway).

Did you enjoy Sophie's French goat's cheese recipes? Do you plan to recreate them at home?

Yes. Liked the fishcake better than the the muffin recipe, but LOVED the cheesecake recipe in the booklet we were given (and the sample I got to take back to MNHQ). Haven't made cheesecake with goat's cheese (don't know why it hadn't occurred to me before, but it hadn't) but definitely will now.

Would you recommend French goat's cheese to a friend or family member?

I think they should give me a job as an Ambassador! Happy to extol its virtues till the goats come home.

Did you enjoy the Caves de Tourangelles Touraine Sauvignon Blanc wine? Do you think you would buy this? (RRP around £8.50)

I think I might just force myself to. And partic now that c£8 seems increasingly standard price for a bottle of wine. <weeps>

Plus any other information you'd like to share with MN.
Thanks to Ann and Helen for letting me go smile Lovely to meet the MNetters I met <am chowing on British Kidderton Ash as I type>.

VeronicaSpeedwell Mon 28-Nov-11 15:12:07

With this thread you are taunting the pregnant cheesophiles amongst us angry.(I know I can cook it, or eat the hard ones, but, but, but!) <Writes plans for enormous cheese fest in diary for May 2012.>

wahwahwah Mon 28-Nov-11 15:22:22

Err I think you can eat it - it was all pasteurised...

VeronicaSpeedwell Mon 28-Nov-11 15:26:58

Mould-ripened soft cheeses like chèvre are considered a listeria risk, even if pasteurised. Believe me, I have studied the detail!

gazzalw Mon 28-Nov-11 16:15:06

What was the highlight of your Easy Cheesey Chèvre masterclass experience?
The anecdotes plus eating the fishcakes with a nice glass or 3 of white wine.

Did you find the cheese tasting seminar provided you with some interesting facts, tips and advice on French goat's cheese? If so please share!
Yes indeed. There is certainly more to Goats cheese than the types to be found in the supermarket. There is a French farmers market locally but it appears quite irregularly so I’ll certainly look out for cheeses the next time it appears.

Was there anything that surprised you about French goat's cheese that you didn't know before?
The black one rolled in cinders was a surprise.

After tasting the French goat's cheeses did you have a particular favourite?
The Rocamadour definitely, The runnier,the smellier,the better for me.

Were you surprised by any of the flavours of the French goat's cheeses? If so, how?
The variety of subtle tastes and textures was a surprise. Far better than the white pasty stuff I sometimes get from Sainsburys.

Have you been encouraged to experiment more with French goat's cheese as an ingredient following the masterclass?
Certainly, we’ll eat nothing else ever again. Cheese Bolognaise may be a bit tricky but I’ll give it a try.

Were you previously aware of the nutritional benefits of French goat's cheese?
Some yes but didn't realise that it contains Omega 3.

Were you aware of the variety of French goat's cheese available here in the UK?
Not at all. It’s a secret almost as well kept as what happens in a Masonic lodge unless of course you shop in Waitrose on a regular basis.

Did you enjoy Sophie's French goat's cheese recipes? Do you plan to recreate them at home?
Loved the fishcake, never got so much as a sniff of the muffins as my DD and DW snaffled both of them. Wife said she didn't think the muffins tasted enough of goat's cheese and thinks that black olives would have worked better than the green ones! The cheesecake was a revelation - delicious and a lot less rich than a traditionally cream cheese based one! Yes, As my immediate family I don’t need to. They troughed the lot as soon as my back was turned.

Did you enjoy the Caves de Tourangelles Touraine Sauvignon Blanc wine? Do you think you would buy this? (RRP around £8.50)
Not sure, could 12 bottles be delivered to my house so I can have a real try at making my mind up?

Plus any other information you'd like to share with MN.
The Loire region is also the birthplace of Feudalism. The Dukes of Anjou consolidated their gains by castle building whenever they acquired more territory. Fulk III Le Noir (972 – 21 June 1040) built over 100 castles (Donjons) in the region. He also had his wife burnt at the stake for committing adultery with a goatherd so perhaps there are two more explanations for the cinder rolled cheeses. One after Fulk the Black ( an evil and terrifying man) and secondly to commemorate the Countess.

bluebirdsunshine Tue 29-Nov-11 16:10:58

I had such a great time wolfing down goats cheese last week. Thanks MN for organising and thanks to the peeps at Easy Cheesey Chevre for making it such a great event.

I've reviewed it on my blog so if anyone wants to look at that mega cheeseboard one more time take a look here.

Lovely to meet you all and here's to much more chevre munching to come! smile

wahwahwah Wed 30-Nov-11 11:21:53

Extra cheese in the shoppong basket today - soft stuff for spreading on digestive biscuits, and goat feta! Yum yum yum.

mamado Wed 30-Nov-11 11:37:14

Since attending the masterclass I can't seem to stop eating goat's cheese! Caramalised garlic and left-over goat's cheese tart (Ottolengi recipe) was lovely... have ordered goat's cheese twice in restaurants since last thursday (don't normally eat out that often but its been birthday season!smile) and have made a veggie version of the fish cakes with herbs, hard goats cheese, spring onions and the melting middle for tonight!

I think you've kick-started an obsession MN! grin

mamado Wed 30-Nov-11 11:38:19

oh, and I seem to have started lurking in the cheese aisle more often than usual!

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