If you haven't noticed something about South of Vanilla lately, let me fill you in on a little secret: goat cheese is taking over.
A lot of my recipes have included goat cheese over the past couple months (see here and here), and I'm really sorry if its not your thing, of if you can't tolerate dairy from goats, or non-cows, as I affectionately like to call them. I asked CK the other day if we could get a goat for the sole purpose of making our own homemade goat cheese, and he looked at me like I was a complete goat-loving stranger. In all reality, he should know that my request to live in a greenhouse surrounded by fresh edible herbs on the rooftop of the trendiest building in the city with just enough room for a goat pasture is my ideal world.
Yes, hello, I do live in reality here. Maybe you're the one with your head in the clouds. Have you seen my unicorn, by the way? He escaped the goat pasture.
The paleo community is starting to embrace goat cheese a little more everyday, and let me tell you, have jumped on the bandwagon for that one. I practically built the foundation for the house of paleo goat cheese recipes. I guess I'm taking one for the team. No prooooblem, my pleasure. Really.
I am all about easy recipes heading into the holiday season (yesss its time to start planning those holiday menus!), and this one is no exception. It comes together so fast, and is delicious. Its so simple that I don't even have any cook's notes to give you. Its that easy.
Whipped Herb Goat Cheese Dip
- 11 oz. goat cheese
- 2 tbsp. grass-fed butter
- 2 tbsp. freshly minced oregano
- 1 tbsp. freshly minced chives
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground peppercorns
- Celery, carrots, and your favorite paleo bread for dipping.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place goat cheese, butter, onion powder, garlic powder, ground peppercorn, and herbs in a large bowl and whisk quickly until all ingredients have come together and cheese is fluffy. For even easier whipping, you can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
- Place in 2 ramekins and bake on middle rack in oven for 20 minutes.