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’ve heard many accounts of how well these two unlikely ingredients work together and indeed I’ve tried the combination out for myself on several occasions. These chocolate goat’s cheese tarts are one such. They’re so good, I keep coming back to them again and again.
Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles
It wasn’t, however, until I hosted a six course chocolate themed dinner party back in July that I got around to trying out goat’s cheese chocolate truffles. I thought they’d 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 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.
They are very simple to make. It’s just a case of melting the chocolate and then mixing everything together. It takes a while for the mixture to set enough so that you can roll them into balls, so although they’re not at all difficult, you will need a bit of time before they’re ready to serve.
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
- 150 g milk chocolate (37% or higher)
- 150 g ripe and soft goat’s cheese
- 1 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 the 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.
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.