Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
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.
- 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
- 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.
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!
I had one of these, okay, okay, I had two when I stopped in Wheatsfield Food Co-op in Ames, earlier this year. They were so mouth watering delicious, that I picked up the goat cheese plus the recipe card they had. You must try this recipe, it is SO good. I guarantee that you will never reach for another chocolate truffle recipe again. Nana Lee's recipe is a match to mine, word of word, so no need to post it again. The card I had did say Recipe courtesy of George Duran. Who knows maybe George found it on the same site Nana Lee did. George did add two more lines......Serve with Champaign or sparkling wine. Enjoy!