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Trying To Cut Out Sugar? Savoury Goat’s Cheese Desserts Could Be Your Saviour

By fiodhna_hm

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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What is it?

A new kind of dessert hitting restaurant menus – delicious creamy eclairs or sweet fruity tarts, made with goat's cheese.

Why haven’t I heard of it until now?

The savoury star of salads and starters is probably not the first thing you think of when looking for dessert, but goat's cheese has become the new centrepiece for desserts. These savoury desserts are the perfect union of sweet treats and a cheese platter: all the rich, creamy, post-dinner satisfaction for those without a sweet tooth. This trend has kicked off in London with Harrods last year with goat’s cheese éclairs with caramelised balsamic vinegar and walnut, but we hope it will be making its way on to Irish menus very soon.

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Is it good for me?

Savoury desserts, despite being packed with fattening ingredients, have considerably less sugar than the usual cakes or ice-creams, so are perfect for those watching their sugar-intake.

How much will it cost?

Slightly on the pricey side of desserts, around €8 - €12, but we are yet to see them in Dublin restaurants.

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What does it taste like?

At first thought a goat's cheese pastry sounds a bit, well... odd. But if you think about it - creamy whipped goat's cheese with sweet caramelised balsamic and nuts in soft flakey pastry actually sounds great.

Goats Curd Cheese Cake - Giant Steps Winery AUD11 - photo by Julia

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