Baked Goat's Cheese with Almonds, Honey and Truffle Oil



This is a simple, quick and divine way to serve a goat's or ewe's cheese and make it into something heavenly. I was in London over the weekend and visited Borough Market with its gorgeous deli stores. Truffle oil and artisan goat's and sheep cheeses abound, and I picked up a goat's cheese that was slightly under ripe, deciding to let it ripen for later. But I changed my mind and wanted it that evening, but it needed a little work. So I baked it in the oven and served it with a drizzle of organic raw honey, white truffle oil (from the Market) and a good handful of sliced almonds. White truffle oil is more pungent than black truffle oil - I prefer it - and it certainly is a fabulous scent mingled with the aroma of cooked goat's cheese.


Served with sour-dough bread and a fresh green salad, the resulting dish is a marriage made in heaven - the honey offsetting the richness of the cheese, and the truffle oil adding a stunning dimension. This is a fabulous way to dress up a simple goat's cheese to produce something to share with a loved one.




Serves 2 - 4


one round goat's or ewe's cheese - soft centre with edible rind

handful of lightly toasted organic almond flakes

good drizzle organic raw honey

1 tbs white truffle oil.

** 1 cup healing intent


1. Set the oven to 180C and place the cheese in a rounded terracotta baking dish and bake in the oven for around 15 - 20 minutes until slightly runny and hot in the centre.


2. Take out of the oven and pull it apart slightly and then drizzle with honey and truffle oil and finish with a scattering of flaked almonds. Gorgeous!


Enjoy.


** Healing Intent: when cooking foods to heal the body it is important to set your intent. The best way to do this is imagine that you are cooking this dish for yourself or for someone you love who is very ill and that this dish is the only thing that will help in their healing. You will find that the way you handle the food will change, and will not only result in a better dish, but you will feel the food actually nourishing your body and spirit.


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