Delicious Goat Cheese Mousse Appetizer

Goat Cheese Mousse

Jennifer Meier

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
361 Calories
34g Fat
2g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 101mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Goat cheese has an intense flavor, especially when it’s young. If you prefer a milder flavor, or if you want to turn it into a decadent, rich appetizer that will wow your dinner guests, try this goat cheese mousse. While it appears to be sophisticated, it is incredibly easy and quick to prepare because it’s a no-cook dish.

Goat cheese straight from the fridge tends to be solid and crumbles easily. Take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before and let it come to room temperature. When the cheese is soft, it is much easier to stir and the mousse comes out smooth without any lumps.

For the herbs, you have several choices. Chives taste especially good added to goat cheese mousse, but you can substitute other finely chopped fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, or rosemary. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use the French herb mix Herbes de Provence instead.

You can also add other ingredients to give the mousse a more complex flavor as well as color. For a Mediterranean touch, add a tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes or black olives. A pinch of fresh garlic is a nice addition too, as long as it’s not too much and does not overpower the goat cheese flavor.

This vegetarian mousse is ideal to prepare ahead for a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a party buffet.

For serving, you have several options. You can either serve it in a bowl with slices of bread or crackers and let the guests help themselves. Or, you can use to mousse as a topping or spread for ready-to-eat canapés or crostini and serve them as an elegant finger food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, or heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 4 ounces soft and fresh goat cheese

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Either by hand or using an electric mixer, whisk the cream until it has soft peaks and a texture that is similar to whipped cream. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together goat cheese and milk until the goat cheese has softened. Mix in chives. Gently fold in whipped cream.

  4. Serve chilled with bread and/or crackers on the side.

How to Fold in Cream

When ingredients are "folded" together, it's done so that the ingredients remain light and fluffy and aren't over blended. Folding is most commonly done with whisked egg whites or whipped cream. To fold ingredients together, use a wide spatula. Do not stir; gently move the spatula in a circular up and down motion, going under the whipped cream and gently scooping it up and over the other ingredients. Fold ingredient just until they are combined; don't overmix.