It’s the Goat! Summer Snacking with an Unexpected Twist
Food Gays and Blue Bird Kisses partner with Canada’s Woolwich Dairy to create innovative summer recipes with fresh, creamy, and delicious Goat Cheese
Tis the season for backyard barbeques, picturesque picnics and seasonal sweets – the perfect time to surprise and delight your family and friends with original, memorable, and mouthwatering recipes that are guaranteed to please. Woolwich Dairy, Canada’s market leader in producing delicious, top quality goat cheese, has partnered with two prominent foodies, the Food Gays and Blue Bird Kisses, to create original, unique summer recipes that prove, after all, it’s better with goat cheese!
Woolwich Dairy’s line-up of must-have goat cheeses includes everything from ooey-gooey goat brie cheese to rich and creamy goat cheese logs, crumbles and spreads. Canadian food influencers Food Gays and Blue Bird Kisses have re-imagined classic summer recipes with delectable, velvety goat cheese to take seasonal culinary creations to new heights. The Food Gays took inspiration from buttery-soft Woolwich Dairy Triple Crème Goat Brie Cheese, and their love of summer nights by the campfire. Blue Bird Kisses was intrigued by indulgent Woolwich Dairy CHEVRAI Original Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Log, and reinvented a super summer salad.
The Food Gays’ Campfire Goat Brie with Grilled Corn Salsa
Perfect for fire-side snacking, the Food Gay’s mouth-watering goat cheese brie is marinated in olive oil, fresh herbs and chilis before being grilled to perfection. Pomegranate and roasted corn top it off. Recipe included below.
Blue Bird Kisses’ Rolled Goat Cheese and Fruit Skewer Salad
This one-of-a-kind fruit skewer combines crisp melon, fresh mint and tangy rolled goat cheese for a salad that’s equal parts Instagram-able and tasty. A balsamic drizzle adds zesty balance. Recipe included below.
International Award-Winning Goat Cheese
Founded in 1983 in Orangeville Ontario, what began as a mom-and-pop shop has since evolved into a nationally loved brand. Woolwich Dairy currently produces over 15 different flavours of soft goat cheese, collecting fresh goat milk from more than 200 local family farms. Respected for its high quality and delicious flavor, the brand’s goat cheese has won many top honours, including first place for both the Triple Crème Goat Cheese Brie at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest and the CHEVRAI Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese at the 2018 Canadian Cheese Awards.
The brand is challenging Canadians to introduce the goodness of fresh, Canadian goat cheese into their seasonal dishes, and share on social media how their summer eats prove that #ItsBetterWithGoatCheese.
The Woolwich Dairy summer line-up includes:
- 113g CHEVRAI Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Logs in a variety of flavours and sizes (MSRP: $4.49)
- 113g CHEVRAI Original Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Crumbles (MSRP: $4.99)
- 225g Woolwich Dairy Spreadable Goat Cheese (MSRP: $5.49)
- 113g Woolwich Dairy Goat Milk Feta (MSRP: $5.09)
- 180g Woolwich Dairy Triple Crème Goat Brie Cheese (MSRP: $9.99)
Woolwich Dairy products are sold at major food retailers and specialty stores across Canada including Longos, Loblaws (all banners), Sobey’s, Safeway, Federated Co-Op, IGA and Metro. Look for Woolwich Dairy goat cheese in the deli!
The Food Gays’ Campfire Brie with Grilled Corn Salsa
Recipe courtesy of Adrian and Jeremy of The Food Gays for Woolwich Dairy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup jalapeño, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- 1 grilled corn cob (about 1 cup), kernels removed
- 1 180g wheel Woolwich Dairy Triple Crème Goat Brie Cheese
- Micro basil, to serve (optional)
In a medium-sized bowl, combine pomegranate seeds, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, bell pepper, lime zest and juice, salt and pepper. Add extra virgin olive oil and pomegranate molasses, and toss well to combine.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the corn for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Heat grill to medium-high heat and brush corn with oil and season with salt. Grill for 1 minute on each side until lightly charred all over. Remove from heat and strip kernels with a knife. Add to the salsa and toss well to combine.
Brush the grill with a little oil, and cook brie for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until char marks are visible. (If a cross-hatch pattern is desired, simply move the brie on the opposite angle half-way through cooking time on each side).
Remove brie from the grill. Top with pomegranate salsa and garnish with micro basil, then serve immediately with crostini. Enjoy!
Blue Bird Kisses’ Rolled Goat Cheese and Fruit Skewer Salad
Recipe courtesy of Ana of Blue Bird Kisses for Woolwich Dairy
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: n/a
- 2 x 113g logs of Woolwich Dairy CHEVRAI Original Goat Cheese
- 1 small watermelon
- 10 wooden skewers
- 1/2 cup crushed almonds or walnuts
- 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar glaze (can be purchased or made by simply simmering balsamic vinegar until it reduces)
- Hand full of freshly washed and dried mint
Slice the small watermelon into approximately 1-inch thick chunks. The watermelon can be made into rounds with a melon baller or cut into triangles as you prefer. Set aside.
Roll the Woolwich Dairy CHEVRAI Original Goat Cheese into 1-inch thick balls. Roll a few of the balls in walnuts or almonds, roll some in herbs de Provence and leave a few naked. Set aside.
Assemble the skewers with a piece of watermelon, a mint leaf, a ball of Woolwich Dairy CHEVRAI Original Goat Cheese, and a second piece of watermelon. Plate then drizzle the skewers with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
About Woolwich Dairy
Founded in 1983 and based in Orangeville, Ontario, Woolwich Dairy has produced high quality goat cheese for over 30 years and now distributes artisanal goat cheese to retailers across Canada. The brand is a recognized goat dairy leader in crafting delicious goat cheese from fresh Canadian goat milk, having received top honours at international cheese competitions for achieving product excellence. Woolwich Dairy demonstrates an exemplary commitment to Canadian farmers, collecting fresh goat milk from more than 200 local family farms to perfect over 50 varieties of delicious and nutritious goat cheese. Discover goat milk benefits, delicious recipes, and Woolwich Dairy’s 100% goat dairy line-up at woolwichdairy.com. Woolwich Dairy is available at select retailers including Longos, Loblaws (all banners), Sobey’s, Safeway, Federated Co-Op, IGA and Metro. Look for Woolwich Dairy goat cheese in the deli.
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