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.)
2 cups crumbled soft goat cheese
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or thyme
Place on bread rounds.
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).
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.