Hot take: as temperatures dip out of summer’s blaze, it’s the recipes that really get cooler.
The shift in seasons and changing landscapes deserve some credit. But beyond the range of satisfying recipes to suit warm days and chillier nights, fresh produce is still available—and ready to mingle with fresh-tasting LaClare goat cheeses.
Say farewell to summer and hello to an exceptionally flavorful fall with these five goat cheese recipes.
Pumpkin-Spiced Breakfast: Pumpkin Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini
When morning temperatures start to dip, this pumpkin goat cheese crostini recipe gives you a hearty and healthy-ish way to start your day—plus, it makes a quick, covet-worthy quantity when sharing breakfast or brunch with family and friends.
Our new Pumpkin Goat Cheese makes for a delicious spread for a breakfast crostini (or bagel). Adding sage, maple syrup, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries ensures this recipe is bursting with fall flavor and textures.
Seasonal Side Dish: Sweet Roasted Carrots
The final weeks of your local farmers market can provide some of the year’s tastiest root vegetables. This sweet, roasted carrots recipe—featuring our Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese—is a great way to savor this late-season yield.
Fresh thyme, candied pecans, and crumbles of our creamy, aromatic chèvre combine with cinnamon, brown sugar, and fresh fall carrots. This side showcases to guests the sweet, savory, earthy best of what autumn has to offer.
Bonus Fall Side Dish: Sweet and Spicy Goat Pepper Jack Cheese Polenta Bake
If you know your guests go for a bit of heat, counteract the cooling air with this comforting baked goat cheese side dish recipe featuring our piquant LaClare Goat Pepper Jack Cheese. Combined with hot honey, hearty grits, and corn polenta, this side is sure to warm your guests with a satisfying kick.
Summer’s End Salad: Warm Fig & Honey Goat Cheese Salad with Beets and Pears
This goat cheese salad recipe represents all the classic traits and tastes of the season: partly cool fresh spinach, partly warm baked, award-winning Fig & Honey Goat Cheese, with delicious stone fruit pear, and earthy root vegetable (roasted beet).
Drizzled with a succulent honey-garlic vinaigrette, the centerpieces of this salad are the warm, breaded slices of our sweetly rich chèvre. While the leaves are changing around you, this leafy salad boasts incredible, evergreen flavor your friends and family will crave all year.
Autumnal Entrée: One-Pot Mediterranean Chicken
Savor a warm fall meal with the taste of summer sun in this one-pot Mediterranean chicken recipe. Ripe Roma tomatoes, salty olives, and the fresh flavors of Mediterranean Goat Cheese crumbles brighten this easy, breezy rice dish. Simple to make and impossible for guests to resist, this meal’s mix of fresh produce and pickled olives perfectly transitions your meal plans between the seasons.
Fresh-Picked Dessert: Gâteau Breton With Whipped Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese
We complete our harvest of fall goat cheese recipes with the sweetness of this decadent goat cheese dessert recipe. Made with seasonal apples and topped with our whipped Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese, this delicious French butter cake is a gourmet way to impress guests while embracing autumn’s apple season.
Goat Cheese Through the Seasons
Although certain recipes hit differently depending on the weather, our goat cheese is produced fresh all year long. No matter which season we’re in, with unrivaled LaClare cheeses—and the wide variety of our goat cheese recipes—you’ll never have to eat average. Great news! LaClare products are available in all 50 states. Recognizing the changing seasons may affect you differently than here in the Midwest, we encourage you to use our store finder to enjoy our distinctly delicious goat cheese anytime, anywhere.