One of my dear friends surprised me at Christmas with a Goat Cheese Baker, I didn’t know these existed until she popped over and thrust it into my hands. I barely had time to process the unexpected gift before she was off and running, I think I remembered to thank her though. I washed it and put it up on the hutch until I came into some goat cheese.
I love goat cheese but somehow it took me more than 3 weeks to acquire some and now that I have some it’s just all over. I mean really, a dish made specifically for baking goat cheese? I will be that annoying one trick pony who brings baked goat cheese to every single potluck and “bring a dish to share” party. I’ll think I’m super creative but really it’s the goat cheese doing all the work, yet I’ll take all the credit. Seems a fair trade.
Stuffed Baked Goat Cheese
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- pinch sea salt
- place the goat cheese in the goat cheese baker
- wash and dry the zucchini and chop rather small(you're going for small enough to cook in 20 minutes)
- on the same cutting board roughly chop the walnuts
- make a cut in the cheese almost to the bottom of the pan about 3/4 from one end of the cheese
- stuff some of the zucchini and walnuts in the cut
- make another cut about 3/4 of an inch away and stuff in more zucchini and walnuts
- continue making cuts and filling with zucchini and walnuts until you hit the end of the cheese
- poke any leftover zucchini and walnuts in and around the cheese
- slowly drizzle the vinegar over the cheese
- repeat with the oil
- sprinkle on a pinch of salt
- cover and bake for 25 minutes
- remove from the oven
- let it rest 5 minutes before diving in
- serve with bread, crackers, toast....a spoon (joking, mostly)
If you don’t have a goat cheese baker you can use a small casserole or Pyrex dish covered with foil.
I found a few on Amazon (these are affiliate links and I will make a small amount of money off of them if you buy one–it does not add to your cost–thanks!) there is this one which is very blue and then there is this one which is quite beautiful and costs less than the very blue one. But you know if you’re just starting out with baked goat cheese a Pyrex dish will work just fine until you’re hooked.
I warned you.