Goat Cheese Wheels with Cherry Balsamic glaze Recipe
1 log of Goat cheese
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
2 TBSP Ashlynn’s Gourmet Cherry Chianti Balsamic Glaze
½ cup fresh baby spinach
½ cup spring mix
Cooking Instructions and Chefs Tips:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a dry pan over medium heat toast the walnuts turning them frequently until they are fragrant. About 2 to 3 minutes. Take them out and let them cool. Meanwhile, Take the wrapping off of the goat cheese and slice the log into 1/2 inch thick wheels (Note: this process is easier if the cheese is placed in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting) After that is finished, go back to the walnuts and roughly chop them. The easiest way to do this is to put them in a Ziploc bag and use a meat mallet, just make sure you don’t crush them too fine. Roll the goat cheese wheels in the walnuts until they are covered. Place them on a cookie sheet and into the oven for 5 to 8 minutes, (again depending on the thickness of the wheels) or until they are warm and just begin to melt. Place on top of the salad and drizzle with Cherry Chianti Balsamic Glaze.
* This also works well with Pistachios and almonds.
( Note many soft cheeses are available in Markets today and can be easily substituted IE. Brie, Mozzarella)