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You bought goat cheese.

Congratulations!  You’ve taken the first steps towards becoming a foodie–a term that can often be misinterpreted.  Being a “foodie” doesn’t have to mean that you eat things like foie gras or have a field of sundried tomatoes in your backyard.  Seriously, put down the duck confit and stop trying to pronounce Sauvignon Blanc.

Let’s be real here.

In my opinion, foodie can simply mean having an appreciation for fabulous food.  It can also mean knowing how to take simple ingredients and give them a gourmet twist.

Now that you have your goat cheese badge, let me show you what to do with it…

Herbed Goat Cheese Butter

Equal parts Goat Cheese and Butter

Parsley, Chives, Basil, Rosemary

Sea Salt

**Melt over steak, chicken, or fish**

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Goat Cheese Honey Butter

1 small log room temperature Goat Cheese

2 tablespoons room temperature Butter

2 tablespoons Honey

Sea Salt (to taste)

Cracked Black Pepper (1/4 teaspoon)

Lemon Zest (1/4 teaspoon)

**Spread onto toasted pumpernickel (or any thick-cut bread you have on hand)**

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