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How to make (and use) goat cheese

Looking for a fun DIY gift from your kitchen? It’s easy to make your own goat cheese in less than an hour. A great project to do with kids!

Every year at this time of gift giving, I get the urge to make homemade gifts—especially food gifts. I much prefer giving food than other kinds of presents because I know it will be enjoyed soon and won’t end up at a garage sale or re-gifted (at least I think it won’t). 

So I'm especially excited about our hot-off-the-press December issue, which includes several fun-to-make, yummy gifts from your kitchen.

Another great food gift is homemade goat cheese, which is ridiculously simple to make; even kids can do it with a little help. Try this recipe to make your own. (If you're lactose-intolerant, use this method to make lactose-free cheese.

Once you've got it made, have fun adding  flavor additions to the basic cheese. A few ideas:

  • Work in lemon, lime, or orange zest.
  • Roll the cheese in crushed herbes de Provence or dried lavender.
  • Knead in sweetened or unsweetened cacao nibs and finely chopped dates.
  • Blend with chopped fresh basil, oregano, or dill.
  • Stir in flavored or plain honey.

You might also want to print out or write these Delicious Living recipes on recipe cards to accompany your gift:

Herb and Goat Cheese Pizza

Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Lavender

Warm Baby Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Avocado, Arugula, and Goat Cheese

Penne with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

What's your favorite edible gift to give or receive? Share in the comments below or on Facebook

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