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Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles

Goat's Cheese Chocolate Truffles on a blue plate.

Chocolates, Gifts | 14th December 2013 | By

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.

Rococo Chocolates

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 themed dinner party 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.

Goat's Cheese Chocolate Truffles on a blue plate.

Goodness gracious me! These 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.

goat's cheese chocolate truffles

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!

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Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles – The Recipe

Goat's Cheese Chocolate Truffles on a blue plate.
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Goat's Cheese Chocolate Truffles

Sweet and salty rich chocolate truffles which only have a slight flavour of goat. Surprise your friends with these easy and delicious treats.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Setting Time2 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: After Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolates, goat's cheese, milk chocolate, truffles
Servings: 30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

I made 30 truffles, but the number will depend on how big or small you make them.

Linkies

This month’s Tea Time Treats is for Festive Foodie Gifts, so I am sending some of these cheesy 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 sweet and savoury truffles weren’t exactly small, but they are in individual portions. This 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.

13 Comments

  1. Katie

    14th December 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I’d love to try these. I can image them being very rich and creamy with a nice tang from the goats cheese. So inventive

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  2. belleau kitchen

    14th December 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Oooh lovely looking balls. ;0)

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  3. Johanna GGG

    14th December 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I wonder if some chocolate averse friends would enjoy these with the more savoury twist – I love the sound of these on a cheeseboard

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  4. mimi rippee

    14th December 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Now I could so totally eat these!!! Chocolate and goat cheese go so well together!!!

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  5. Tracy K Nixon

    15th December 2013 at 3:43 am

    Different! But sound lovely!

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  6. Galina Varese

    15th December 2013 at 9:46 am

    I would love to try this combination of flavours, as I love both goat’s cheese and chocolate. Brilliant idea!

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  7. Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce

    15th December 2013 at 9:49 am

    Love this cheese and chocolate business! I can imagine these flavours pairing very well… especially being milk chocolate instead of dark. Maybe we should make a whole cheesy chocolate box? 🙂

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  8. The Caked Crusader

    15th December 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve seen this combination but am nervous about trying it – I suppose you have to pick a relatively mild goats cheese?

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  9. prwilson

    15th December 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Love to give these a try.

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  10. Angie Schneider

    15th December 2013 at 7:32 pm

    How come didn’t I think of using goat cheese in chocolate truffles!! They look exquisite!

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  11. Alida

    15th December 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hey this is really new! Great idea to use goats cheese. A fab match with chocolate. Your truffles look simply divine!!!

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  12. Charlie Chef Land Of Cooking

    17th December 2013 at 5:03 pm

    If you haven’t experienced good truffles, the best I can do is to describe them this way: Truffles act on the brain. Their taste and aroma nearly overwhelm the senses, flirting with mental associations of over-indulgence and decadence, even naughtiness. Eating them at a restaurant, you might feel like you’re doing something that shouldn’t be done in public. This, of course, is part of their charm, and goes a long way to explain their cachet and expense.

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  13. Kate@whatkatebaked

    21st December 2013 at 4:00 pm

    What an interesting combination! If only the internet allowed us to taste what we read… Thank you very much for entering TTT and Happy Christmas!

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