Goat Cheese for Breakfast
I stumbled upon this delicious little treat in the giant artisan cheese section of the new Kroger in town.
It’s spreadable goat cheese by Belle Chevre and it’s yum yum good. I am a goat cheese fan, but usually enjoy it in salads or on pizzas. I’ve never actually spread it on bread or crackers, let alone eaten it for breakfast. They have several other flavors as well, like fig, cinnamon and coffee (?!). The spread is slightly sweet, definitely thinner than cream cheese, and has a distinct goat cheese flavor. I spread mine on cinnamon raisin bread and it was the perfect addition.
It’s got more oompf than butter but less cream than cream cheese. And the nutrition facts and ingredients aren’t so bad either…
1 oz has 100 calories, 8g of fat, less than 1 gram of sugar and 6g of protein (and a few other things like 20mg of cholesterol and 140mg of sodium). The ingredients include pasteurized goat milk, culture, enzymes, salt, and honey. Pretty simple, I love it!
Compare this to your run of the mill Philadelphia Cream Cheese…
1 oz has 100 calories, 9g of fat, 105 mg of sodium, 1g of sugar, and 2g of protein. It’s made of milk, milk fat, cheese culture, salt and stabilizers Xanthan and/or Carob Bean and/or Guar Gums (no idea what any of that means).
So generally the goat cheese has more protein and less sugar and fat (barely) than cream cheese and the ingredients are all recognizable. I’ll take more protein anyway I can!
When I finish this batch I plan to pick up the cinnamon and coffee. Could be interesting!