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Bruschetta Recipe: Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Bruschetta Recipe: Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Leviticus 16:10. This talks about how the Hebrews used two goats for their ritual. They sacrificed one, sprinkling its blood on the back of the other. This one became a “scapegoat” and was  turned out into the wild. The symbolism there is that the scapegoat bore the sins of the people.


Brushetta began as sliced and grilled crispy bread rubbed with a clove of garlic sprinkled with olive oil, but the meaning has broadened quite a bit. Today, the crispy bread remains part of a bruschetta recipe, but the toppings can include just about anything In this wonderful bruschetta recipe, you find flavorful goat cheese, rosemary or time and a drizzle of honey

Goat cheese can be traced back to ancient times. Goats were part of family life.

Goats were a domesticated animal and provided milk and, on occasion, eaten during a special meal. Goat’s hair was woven into cloth and goatskin bottles were made to carry water and wine.

Goat cheese is mainstream now. And it makes a great addition to this bruschetta recipe.

Goat cheese can be semi-firm or rather hard. The older the cheese, the harder. And it has a real tangy flavor. Goat cheese is low in potassium and that’s good for those folks who need to be on a low potassium diet like those with kidney problems.

Goat Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

Divide this recipe in half for smaller loaf of bread.
1 pound loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices and toasted (Brush a little olive oil on top of slices and run under broiler until golden, a few minutes. I don’t turn them over and do the other side, but you can if you like.)

Mix together:
2 cups crumbled soft goat cheese
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or thyme
Place on bread rounds.
Drizzle with:
Honey

Sprinkle with:
1/2 cup slivered almonds or walnuts, chopped, toasted (Toast in 350 degree oven for a few  minutes until they smell fragrant and start  to turn golden. Chop after cooling).

Bruschetta Recipe and another Goat Cheese Recipe

Bruschetta Recipe and another Goat Cheese Recipe

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:
Another easy appetizer is to roll a log of goat cheese into coarse pepper and/or herbs and edible flowers. Or slice into rounds and bake in 400 degree oven until hot, and then use to top a salad. Crumble goat cheese on top of salads or stir into risottos.

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