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Fresh Inspiration: Five Goat Cheese Recipes for Summer Soirees

Five exceptional ways to get your goat cheese fix this summer.


summer soiree with goat cheese and friends

Warm weather, sunshine, and great company: Isn’t summer the best? All that’s missing is your menu. As you get set to host your next get-together, entertain adding these delectable goat cheese recipes to any and all occasions.



Summer Salad: Warm Fig & Honey Goat Cheese Salad with Beets and Pears

With some of the best fruits and veggies ripe for the picking, there’s no better way to start your summer meal planning than a fresh salad featuring the clean, mildly sweet (did we mention award-winning?) taste of LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese.


Start with your favorite greens—bonus points if you grew them yourself—and toss with a succulent vinaigrette, diced pear, and warmly baked beets. The star of this salad is the Fig & Honey Goat Cheese—sliced, breaded, chilled, then cooked to delightfully toasty goodness.


Share this unforgettable summer salad recipe for a fun al fresco lunch or dinner with friends.



Decadent Dessert: Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese Pudding with Fresh Berries

If your friends have never experienced the smooth satisfaction of goat cheese pudding, this summer’s your chance to enlighten them. Whether you’re hosting or have offered to bring a dish to pass, this simple dessert will be the perfect punctuation to your meal, no matter the time of day.


LaClare Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese is practically a dessert on its own, and mixing it with milk, cream, lime zest, and topping it with fresh berries (and perhaps a dab of whipped cream) makes for a creamy, fruit-forward treat.


Serve up this goat cheese pudding recipe and you’re destined to get smiles and clean-licked spoons all around.


Mouthwatering Munchies: Watermelon & Goat Cheese Bites


Mouthwatering Munchies: Watermelon & Goat Cheese Bites

Sweet, savory, and simply delicious, these poppable treats will be a welcome addition to any summer spread. Easy to make, even easier to enjoy, the only challenge with these bites is remembering to share.


Create by using a cookie cutter on sliced watermelon, top with similarly sized slices of LaClare Original Goat Cheese, gently stack a bit of bacon, and garnish with fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.


These watermelon goat cheese appetizers will be your new favorite finger food for summer lunch and dinner parties.



Cultured Confection: Cherry Walnut Goat Milk Ice Cream

When grown-ups get together for a swishy summer meal, the menu calls for a more mature dessert, so be sure to bring your ID. This booze-infused recipe requires some overnight preparation, but your guests are sure to scream for this ice cream.


Put your ice cream maker to wonderful use by starting with LaClare Goat Milk, honey, and eggs, then adding cream and your favorite whiskey. Toss in caramelized walnuts and cherries to add extra dimensions of nutty and fruity flavors.


On an extra warm and carefree summer day, nothing will hit the spot like this elevated goat milk ice cream recipe.


Low-Sugar Dessert Recipe: Watermelon Fruit Pizza


Low-Sugar Dessert: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

For full-on summery freshness, this fruit pizza featuring LaClare Original Goat Cheese checks all the boxes: refreshing, flavorful, original, and totally easy to make.


Simply spread one-inch slices of watermelon with a mixture of chèvre, ricotta, honey, and vanilla, and top with fresh-picked berries and mint, and a pinch of toasted coconut for garnish. Your guests will be praising these guilt-free munchies between each juicy, lightly tangy bite.


Deliver a succulent slice of goat cheese fruit pizza for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the sun.


More Goat Cheese Recipes


Looking for more goat cheese inspiration? Visit our ever-growing library of goat cheese recipes to keep creating exceptional meals, appetizers, and desserts all year long.


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