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Chocolate Strawberry Bucheron

Beloved and I attended our first winter farmer’s market last weekend.  We picked up some onions and leeks, collards and apples, as well as several beautiful heads of garlic.

The Goat Cheese Lady was there, too.

Jeanie Mackenzie is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet, and her cheeses are just to DIE for (if you will recall, her handmade artisan goat cheeses were largely responsible for my quick defection from Whole30 last June).  They’ve figured very prominently in several recipes, whether I’ve mentioned it or not.  They are simply spectacular…and she had some Bucheron.

I darn near kissed her.  (I told you I love my farmers…and my cheese makers, too!)

As usual, I really had no idea what I was going to do with it, although some organic California strawberries and lightly salted, roasted pistachios inspired me.  And what an inspiration it was; this dish is rich and decadent, yet fruity but not too sweet, all at the same time.

It was, as The Young One said, “a righteous dessert.”

Oh, yeah.

Chocolate Strawberry Bucheron

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Strawberry Bucheron
Serves: 6
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • 6 ounces Bucheron or other aged goat cheese
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, coconut sugar and dark chocolate balsamic vinegar. Stir; cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cut the bucheron into 6 equal slices, and place each slice on a plate or wide, shallow bowl. Arrange the strawberries evenly over the slices of cheese, then drizzle with the vinegar.
  3. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios and serve.
  4. Nutrition (per serving): 156 calories, 8.1g total fat, 13mg cholesterol, 108.4mg sodium, 265.9mg potassium, 14.8g carbohydrates, 3.1g fiber, 10g sugar, 7g protein.




Lisa says:

Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. This would play REALLY well out here on the Left Coast. Thank you!

If I have to find a goat and milk it myself for the cheese, I will see this dessert happen..

Be says:

The voices in my head sound like the baritone in Ferris Buehler’s Day off. OHHH YEAHH!

Oh yum! I’m on my way to the strawberry stand today.
They pick the strawberries from our local fields in the morning and sell them the same day.
There is nothing better! : )

(Except maybe this dessert?)

Michele says:

Sounds yummy!

Danielle says:

I make this all the time! I was just telling someone about it on another food blog. I haven’t tried adding pistachios yet, but will try in the future.

Chris says:

Could not find the dark chocolate balsamic vinegar in the Louisville metro. area, so ordered some from the olive tap. Well worth paying 1/3 the cost of the vinegar for shipping. Made this for my wife tonight and was a homer run! Love your web page and your great and interesting recipes!

Jen says:

Oh. I need to try this when strawberries are back in season.

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