Recipe by Nana Lee
This is from another site and this is what the posters had to say about this recipe: "I know what you are thinking -- Goat Cheese in a truffle?? Trust me, these are sooo good! If you hate goat cheese, I wouldn't suggest them. There is a slight tangy aftertaste, but primarily it is a sweet, chocolatey and tangy flavor that I am addicted to. The consistency is killer." I don't know how many this makes. It all depends on the size of the truffles.
Top Review by Dom C.
Amazing recipe. I had some goat cheese chocolate truffles from a farmers' market in NYC during the holidays, and I've been craving them ever since. I was able to cut the recipe in half with no problems, although I ran out of cocoa powder when covering them and had to add more to the bowl. That's not an unusual issue, though, and I should have let the mixture cool a bit before that step. For these, I used one of my favorite chocolate bars: Divine hazelnut dark chocolate. They taste like Nutella but better, so it was a fantastic choice for these truffles. Will make again and often!
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 ounces mild fresh goat cheese, at room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
Directions See How It's Made
- In the top of a double boiler, or in a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water (make sure the water does not touch the bowl), melt the chocolate, stirring until it is smooth.
- Set the melted chocolate aside to cool for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- In a bowl whisk together the goat cheese, sugar, and vanilla until it is light and fluffy.
- Whisk in the melted chocolate until it is well combined.
- Chill, covered, until it is firm, at least 1 hour.
- To form the truffles, take a heaping teaspoon of the chocolate/cheese mixture and lightly roll it into a ball with your hands.
- Roll the finished truffles in the sifted cocoa powder, set them onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, and chill until they are firm, about 30 minutes.
- The truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.