Mango Ginger Montrachet
This is an exceedingly simple recipe, but sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant, pleasurable delights. Montrachet is a fancy word for goat cheese that I learned from my sweet friend Melissa at ChinDeep, and I love the way the sound of Mango Ginger Montrachet floats off my tongue. It describes this simple, elegant delight just perfectly.
This recipe came about because of a chunk of mango ginger flavored cheese that someone brought to our yoga Christmas party last year. Everyone raved about it (including me) and I asked where I could find it. I searched for it at the market, and finally found it, but all they had was a HUGE round of it for $40. I left the store in despair … I couldn’t spend $40 on a chunk of cheese! Especially when I could NEVER eat that much … it would all go to waste!
This year again, someone brought a chunk of that marvelous mango ginger cheese to our yoga party. A few days later, as I was contemplating what to make with my goat cheese, the answer came to me: I could MAKE some of that FABULOUS cheese! Yes, that’s it! I went out and bought me some dried mango and some candied ginger (you can make the candied ginger at home if you prefer … I decided to “cheat” this time).
In case you’re wondering what “Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese” is, I took a picture for you. If you don’t have any, just use light cream cheese:
The mango and ginger become delightfully soft as they soak up moisture from the cheese. Don’t skip the plain yogurt because that keeps the cheese nicely spreadable over time.
- 1/4 cup dried mango, chopped into small bits
- 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped into little bits
- 4 oz. montrachet (goat cheese)
- 4 oz. Greek yogurt cream cheese (or light cream cheese)
- 1 Tablespoon plain lowfat yogurt
- Chop up the mango and ginger into little bits. Set aside.
- Set the goat cheese and cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl and let it soften at room temp (or, if you're impatient like me, 30 sec in the microwave speeds up the process). Mix the cheeses together in a bowl till smooth, then stir in the yogurt too. Stir in the mango & ginger. Put in an airtight container and refrigerate for several hours to let the mango and ginger soften and the flavors blend together.
- Serve with crackers (or shape into a cheese ball if you like).
Total time doesn't include the "chilling" time. Do give it a good two hours or more.
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