Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles
Who’s tried goat’s cheese chocolate truffles before? If you haven’t you’re in for a surprising treat. They make a fitting end to a dinner party meal and will be much appreciated by any self respecting chocolate and cheese lover on any occasion.
Way way back many months ago, I was unable to attend a blogger’s event at Chantal Coady’s Rococo chocolate factory. I read many accounts of the fabulous time had by all. The highlight for most, other than indulging themselves with chocolate, was a demonstration of how to make goat’s cheese truffles. I’d already heard accounts of how well these two unlikely ingredients worked together and indeed I’ve tried the combination out for myself on several occasions.
Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles
My goat’s cheese and chocolate tarts are so good, I keep coming back to them again and again. I didn’t, however, get around to trying out goat’s cheese chocolate truffles until I hosted a six course chocolate dinner back in July, when I thought they would make a fitting and interesting end to the meal. Annoyingly, I didn’t have a recipe and after looking on the internet and getting baffled by all the myriad permutations I found there, I just made up my own very simple version.
Goodness gracious me! These goat’s cheese chocolate truffles were as delicious as I’d hoped. They finished the meal off very nicely indeed. I decided to use a sweet milk chocolate rather than a bitter dark one as I thought it might combine better with the saltiness and the goaty tang. Even with the milk chocolate and addition of sugar, these were almost, but not quite savoury. They made a fine stand-in for the traditional cheese and fruit course.
These goat’s cheese chocolate truffles would make excellent Christmas gifts for the more adventurous chocolate or cheese lover. Indeed, if I get my act together I’ll be making another batch in time for the festivities. They’d also be perfect served up on Valentine’s Day or as a nice birthday gift for a chocolate and cheese lover like me – just saying!
This month’s Tea Time Treats is for Festive Foodie Gifts, so I am sending some of these goat’s cheese chocolate truffles to join the prettily packaged tea time table over at What Kate Baked. I expect Karen of Lavender and Lovage will be taking a look-in too.
These truffles weren’t exactly small, but they are in individual portions, which makes them eligible for Treat Petite with Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer. The theme this month is Happy Holidays.
Recipe of the Week with Emily over at A Mummy Too also gets to enjoy one or two of these fabulous truffles.
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Sweet and salty rich chocolate truffles which only have a slight flavour of goat. Surprise your friends with these easy and delicious treats.
- 150 g milk chocolate (37% or higher)
- 150 g ripe and soft goat's cheese
- 1 scant tbsp golden caster sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot, but not boiling, water. Then leave to cool a little.
- Beat the cheese with the sugar.
- Stir in the chocolate until all incorporated.
- Place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
- Sift 1 tbsp cocoa powder into a bowl.
- Roll teaspoonfuls of the ganache into balls using your hands, then drop them into the cocoa. Roll them around until fully coated.
- Place back in the fridge until ready to eat.
I made 30 truffles, but the number will depend on how big or small you make them.