Garlicky Goat Cheese Spread
Makes 2 cups
Garlicky Goat Cheese Spread is creamy and spreads easily. Serve it to complement Fig Tapenade or with a tray of raw vegetables. If you prefer mild hints of garlic, use the smaller amount; bolder palates may prefer the full measure. Garlicky Goat Cheese Spread may be served in a bowl, or unmolded onto a platter. If you want to serve it unmolded, line a bowl large enough to hold the spread with plastic wrap. Spoon the spread into the plastic-lined bowl, press down to remove any air pockets, and cover the spread with plastic wrap. To unmold, open up the plastic wrap so the spread is exposed, invert the bowl onto a platter, then remove the bowl and plastic wrap.
1 – 3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (8 ounces) chèvre (soft goat cheese)
1/2 cup mascarpone or cream cheese
1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
Puree garlic by mashing it together with salt either in mortar and pestle or on cutting board with the flat side of a knife blade. Mash pureed garlic, chèvre, mascarpone, and yogurt together (this may be done in food processor). Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.