I love goat cheese. So it was no surprise when I ended up with three packages of goat cheese in my refrigerator. Not three of the same brand of cheese. Not even three of the same type of cheese. One was a small log of standard grocery store goat cheese. The second was one I picked up from the clearance bin at the cheese counter, and the third was a local goat cheese that I regularly buy at the farmer's market.
Dorie's Tourteau de Chevre couldn't have come at a bettter time. I gathered up my various packages of goat cheese and started baking. I chose to make the sweet tart crust because I wanted this to be more dessert than appetizer. This comes together rather easily and after baking in the oven for a while (I had to bake it longer than Dorie suggested before it set) I was anxious to give this unique tart/torte/cake a try.
It was good, not really sweet yet not really savory. After a couple of bites I decided to drizzle some honey across my slice and could definately see this as a dessert with some fruit. I could also see this as an elegant appetizer alongside some nuts and maybe some chutney.
While I enjoyed it, this is not something I think I would make again. A bit too complicated for an appetizer and not sweet enough for dessert maybe?