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April 26, 2011

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Chocolate goat cheese tastes like cheesecake! Serve with graham crackers or just enjoy it by the slice. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Semisweet chocolate crossed with fresh goat cheese. The result: chocolate cheesecake in a log.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Have you seen chocolate goat cheese before?
WHY WE LOVE IT: It tastes like chocolate cheesecake and we can enjoy it one small slice at a time.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Chevre.com and retailers nationwide.
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.Chocolate Cheesecake In A Goat Cheese Log

 

CAPSULE REPORT: Three or four years ago, our fellow editor Stephanie mentioned that the Capri chocolate goat cheese log from Westfield Farms was heavenly. It sounded great to us, but somehow, we never got around to ordering it.

Now we have, and boy do we regret our procrastination. It’s chocolate cheesecake in a 5-ounce log. A slice a day keeps the grumpies away.

This invention is better for you than regular cheesecake. First, there’s a big cholesterol savings due to the absence of eggs* (there are five jumbo eggs in our mother’s cheesecake recipe). Fresh goat cheese is also lower in calories: 60 calories per ounce, compared with 100 for cream cheese.

*Capri chocolate goat cheese ingredients include goat milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, culture enzymes, vanilla and salt.

For those with lactose intolerance, goat’s milk is more easily digestible than cow’s milk (learn the difference between goat’s milk and cow’s milk).

We’ve been enjoying this cheese sliced right from the log, but it also makes a lovely dessert atop a graham cracker or piece of shortbread, plain or garnished with a raspberry or half a strawberry.

You can substitute fresh goat cheese for cream cheese in any recipe. Use your own recipes, or check out the ones on Westfield Farm’s website: regular cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate canapés and a grilled chocolate goat cheese sandwich.

More Glorious Goat

The Classic Blue Capri (ash coated), Herb Garlic Capri and Plain Capri are also exquisite, as is the aged White Buck.

We look forward to trying the rest of the line:

  • Apple-Cinnamon Capri
  • Calabrini Capri (sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil)
  • Chive Capri
  • Cranberry-Orange Capri
  • Herb Capri
  • Hickory Smoked Capri
  • Pepper Capri
  • Pink Peppercorn
  • Wasabi Capri

If you’ve never had savory cheesecake, take a look at our recipes.

Before you click away to load up on Capri, take a peek at the article index below.

     
THE NIBBLE has been reviewing the finest foods in America since 2004.
Our recommendations are based purely on our opinion, after tasting thousands of products each year, that they represent the best in their respective categories. Product reviews are by a unanimous vote of our Editorial Committee. We do not accept placement fees: All products have earned their way into our webzine due to excellence.

More Ways To Get Your Goat

Goat Cheese by Maggie Foard Getting Your Goat by Patricia A. Moore

Goat Cheese, by Maggie Foard. A guide to the different types of goat cheese, plus 60 recipes from breakfast through dessert. More information.

Getting Your Goat: The Gourmet Guide, by Patricia A. Moore. Recipes from around the world for goat cheese and goat meat. More information.

125 Best Cheesecake Recipes, by George Geary. Substitute fresh goat cheese for cream cheese in any of the recipes. More information.

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