Goat Cheese Souffle

March 9, 2011

I adapted this recipe from one I found through Redwood Hill Farm, which is a dairy farm in Sonoma Valley. I figured if anyone knew what to do with some delicious goat cheese, it would be folks who put their heart and soul into making creamy cheeses and luscious milks. This is a savory souffle that is best shared with others.

You will need:

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/4 t ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz goat cheese (I used a garlic and herb)
  • 6 T fresh chives, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs, separated

Then you…

  1. Preheat the oven to 300. Butter the inside of a 1.5 quart souffle dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy, medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat. When foamy, whisk in the flour until smooth.
  3. Cook for 30 seconds, and then slowly whisk in the milk. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce thickens, roughly 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the mustard powder and salt/pepper to taste.
  5. Stir in the goat cheese until incorporated into the sauce; remove from heat. Stir in the chives and lemon zest, and set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks in a small bowl until well blended and just starting to lighten in color.
  7. Beat the whites in a large bowl using an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks (think meringue).
  8. Stir the egg yolks into the cooled goat cheese mixture.
  9. Using a rubber spatula, folk in half of the beaten egg whites until they are just barely combined.
  10. Add the remaining whites and fold very gently. Don’t overmix or it won’t rise!
  11. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  12. Bake until it has doubled in size and is lightly browned, approx. 35-40 minutes. Don’t open the oven until you are ready to remove the souffle.
  13. Serve immediately!


One comment

  1. Hey! Ever since you’ve shared this site with Jess and I….I have been checking in on your cooking 🙂 This looks unreal. YUM. I love goat cheese. I’ll have to give it a shot but I’m afraid I may not be talented enough to pull it off!

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