Ingredient: Cheese

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Goat Cheese-

  • Description-

Goat cheese is also known as chevre.  It is cheese made from a goat’s milk.  Goat cheese has a more tart and earthy flavor.  It may be a good substitute for those who suffer from intolerance to cow’s milk.

  • Preparation-

Goat cheese can be served as is.  It is often spread on crackers for an appetizer.  Goat cheese is a soft cheese that will soften with heat but will not melt like a cows cheese will.  It is recommended to serve goat cheese at room temperature. Remove the cheese from refrigeration 30 minutes before serving.

  • Storage-

Goat cheese can last 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.  It also freezes for 2-3 months when in a sealed package.  Goat cheese does best in the crisper drawer where it is a medium cold and humid.

  • Nutrition-

Protein, calcium, vitamin A



Burrata Cheese-

  • Description- Burrata is a fresh Italian soft cheese
  • Preparation- Burrata is made with a solid mozzarella outter shell and a soft, stringy inside of curd and cream.
  • Storage- devour within a few days, store in the refrigerator
  • Nutrition- vitamin A, Calcium


Ovoline Mozzarella Cheese-

  • Description- Ovoline refers to the size of the mozzarella ball. These Mozzarella balls are 4 ounces in size, similar to that of an egg.  This cheese has a soft, creamy texture.
  • Storage- Fresh Mozzarella is usually served within a day of making it, it can also be stored in liquid for a week or so, longer if the cheese is sold with a vacuum sealed package. 
  • Nutrition- calcium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, biotin, vitamins A, D, B6 and E. Although there are great benefits to dairy products such as fresh mozzarella, remember that they also contain a good deal of fats.


imageRicotta Cheese-

  • Description- Ricotta is a soft cheese means “re-cooked”. This cheese is unique because it is made from whey instead of milk.  It is the creamy white curds that are sweet and smooth.
  • Storage- Keep refrigerated and tightly covered for about a week. Ricotta cheese freezes well.
  • Nutrition- vitamins A, C, D, B6, calcium, Iron, Magnesium


Recipes Using Cheese

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells with Browned Butter and Sage

This is a lovely way to enjoy your butternut squash over the winter. The rich marriage of squash with that herb-infused brown butter makes for a hearty and flavorful meatless stuffed shell. The bacony-crisp of the sage leaves are reminiscent of makes for a perfect garnish, while the amount of cheese involved is entirely flexible (I’ve used nutritional yeast in place of the Parmesan in a pinch.) Roasting the squash before mashing really brings out the sweet and nutty flavor of the squash, a step not to be skipped for full-effect, though you can roast your squash up to 3 days ahead of time as needed.

Buffalo Cauliflower

We don’t get too much cauliflower in the share and it’s season is short. Having tried cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower and cauliflower pizza crust, this may be my favorite use for cauliflower to date. Food Network’s recipe is great as-is, but if cutting corners to save time is your thing, perhaps make this dish in 2 phases as suggested in this post.