True Life: I’m Addicted to Goat Cheese

There, I said it.


I eat goat cheese everyday. Often more than once a day. I wish I could eat it all day everyday, but sadly, it is still cheese and my poor future 50-year-old-self wouldn’t appreciate that kind of artery-neglect. Says the girl who’s favorite food is french fries.

And no they don’t make “low-fat” goat cheese. Who would think of such a thing?

But when compared ounce by ounce to other cheeses, goat cheese actually reigns supreme in its nutrition stats. An ounce is typically 70-80 calories, and only 5 grams of fat, where as some of it’s competitors are over 100 calories per ounce and 10 grams of fat.

Other close seconds to goat cheese? Neufchatel, feta and part-skim fresh mozzarella.

My favorite way to eat goat cheese is on toast, topped with sliced tomatoes and cracked pepper. Plain is fine, but the other day I looked out to find my basil plant exploding on my balcony and it beckoned for me to use it in something quick and easy.

Enter: garlic basil goat cheese.


What you’ll need to have…

  • 1 log goat cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5-10 basil leaves (taste preference, I like it herb-y)

What you’ll need to do…

  1. Let goat cheese come to room temperature, or zap in the microwave for 15 seconds
  2. Finely chop basil and garlic
  3. Stir into goat cheese
  4. Feast

Yes it’s that easy, and yes it’s delicious. And yes this recipe should serve 3-4 people, depending on your ability to share.

Tell me, what food are you in love with right now?


11 thoughts on “True Life: I’m Addicted to Goat Cheese

  1. Ohhh my goodness. The year I studied abroad in France was the year that I too fell in love with goat cheese. And this herby garlicky version sounds to-die-for!! I love that it is a little less fat than other cheeses….thank you for justifying the log of goat cheese I am now going to buy after work 😉

    • I hope I never need to justify buying a log of goat cheese, it’s too precious to me hahah. I will give up other things in return for the chevre! Mmmmmmmmm

  2. yummmaaayy! that looks so good! my mom and i are on this kick where we eat cheese and crackers like every night for dinner soooo we need some new cheese combos and this may do the trick!

    • YES do the goat cheese thing. Do it. If you’ve never had it before, well, I must warn you it is quite tangy but after your first time thinking it’s weird.. you will CRAVE it from then on out. It’s a strange kind of love.

  3. I’m obsessed with goat cheese too. I usually only buy one kind of cheese at a time so it doesn’t go bad, and I have to remind myself to buy things other than goat cheese once in a while.

  4. It was around this time last year that I discovered goat cheese for the first time and I have been hooked ever since! It’s amazing- but I don’t have to tell you that. I’m just glad there is an abundance of people out there who agree with me haha.

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