Charred Goat Cheese Queso Fundido with black truffles and honey – a Valentine’s day treat for two you won’t soon forget!
I was in Target on Monday and skipped down to the holiday/seasonal section (hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of Christmas before it was stripped down) and to my horror, I saw that the worst has already been done. The last remnants of scented pine cones and stockings, gift boxes and ornaments were tucked away at a 50% sale and displayed in it’s place were products for Valentine’s day! Can you believe it! It was just Jan 3rd!
Clearly the world is already planning for their Valentines and to keep up, so must I. And this is the first dish that popped into my head (not that I ever stopped thinking of it!).
I sampled this glorious Charred Goat Cheese Queso Fundido on my recent trip to LA at Pueblo, Costa Mesa and was instantly struck with it’s simple, yet complex flavours. Of course, truffles have a way of doing that – one simple ingredient that elevates everything else.
Combine all the ingredients together and bake until the cheese bubbles. Take it a step further and use a blow torch to char the tops of the molten cheese – adding a little smokiness to the flavours already in play.
Be sure to slice up some baguette and toast till crisp. Keep ready so as soon as the goat cheese comes bubbling out of the oven, you needn’t wait a second before dunking in!
Speaking of which…
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Are you already planning your Valentine’s day? Let me know!