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Lavender Goat Cheese Ball

PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
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Aimee Olexy's goat cheese ball
Aimee Olexy's goat cheese ballMike Smith / TODAY
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(17)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces goat cheese, preferably Vermont Creamery, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone, softened to room temperature
  • 2 heaping tablespoons herbs de Provence
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Roughly chopped almonds (optional)
  • To serve
  • Pear slices
  • Apple slices
  • Local honey
  • Bread crisps
  • Fresh lavender sprigs
  • Thyme leaves
  • Chef notes

    This is the perfect summertime snack to whip up and share with friends. It's also a conversation piece that is perfect for parties since it can sit out. Its light texture and herbaceous notes sing to the season of summer.

    Technique tip: Allow the goat cheese and mascarpone to come to room temperature before mixing with herbs to allow for easier incorporation.

    Preparation

    1.

    Combine goat cheese, mascarpone, herbs de Provence, and salt in the bowl of a mixer and blend until well incorporated.

    2.

    Using your hands, shape into a ball and roll in chopped almonds.

    3.

    Serve with crunchy pears, apples, local honey and bread crisps adding sprigs of fresh lavender and thyme for display.