Strawberries and Chevre Romanoff

Strawberries-and-Chevre-RomanoffThis tastes like ice cream in a bowl and the benefit is that it won’t melt! Fragrant strawberries create a tasty topping for this rich creamy dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: n/a

1 large log (10 oz/300 g) Ontario chevre (soft, unripened goat cheese), at room temperature

1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) 35% whipping cream

2 tbsp (25 mL) orange liqueur

Strawberries:

3 cups (750 mL) sliced fresh strawberries

3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar

1 tbsp (15 mL) pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) grated orange rind

In a bowl and using electric hand mixer, beat together cheese, sugar, cream and liqueur until smooth and fluffy. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until well chilled.

Strawberries: Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir together strawberries, sugar, vanilla and orange rind until well coated.

Divide cheese mixture onto plates and top with strawberries.

Makes 6 servings.

Make-ahead: Goat cheese mixture can be made up to 3 days ahead.

For a richer and creamier taste, let the cheese mixture come to room temperature to serve.

Per serving: About 276 cal, 10 g pro, 14 g total fat (9 g sat fat), 25 g carb, 2 g fibre, 36 mg chol, 189 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 9%, calcium 8%, vit A 19%, vit C 83%

Source:  Ontario Goat Cheese (ontariogoatcheese.ca)