You may have seen a recipe on pinterest from How Sweet It Is featuring the genius combination of white cheddar and blueberries. I made that recipe, and liked it so much that I decided to make it again, but this time I added my own personal touches to it. Not that the other one wasn't delicious, but I was longing for a creamier consistency, along with another layer of flavor (and more blueberries).
Enter goat cheese and honey. Have you ever seen the prepackaged goat cheese logs with honey or blueberries at the grocery store? That's all I could think of when I made this for the first time, and those are the ingredients that took this dip to the next level. The sharpness of the white cheddar, the tartness of the cream cheese and the creaminess from the goat cheese are a trifecta for taste and texture. Add the hint of sweetness from the honey and it's perfect.
2 cups Blueberries
8 ounces White Cheddar
1 log (softened) Cream Cheese
1 log (8 ounces) Goat Cheese (I used Montchevre)
2 tablespoons Honey
1/4 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all three cheeses together until they are roughly combined. Add the honey and the nutmeg and mix in until even combined, the honey will make it easier to work with. Fold in the blueberries. Place on top rack in oven safe dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. If the top doesn't brown enough to your liking, broil at 500 F for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy with sweet and salty toasted baguettes (recipe below).
Olive Oil, Honey, and Pink Salt Toasted Baguettes
A little salty, a little sweet and totally savory, this combination is so delicious! Toast these yummy slices alongside your dip for the perfect accompaniment. If you don't have pink salt, just use regular sea salt. Or run to the store and buy some, because how can you go wrong with pink?
1 Loaf of French Bread
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Honey
Pink Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 375 F (if you haven't already for your dip). Cut baguette in slices at an angle. Place cut slices on baking pan. Brush both sides with olive oil. Bake in preheated oven on bottom rack for 5 minutes. Remove pan from oven, flip bread slices, and lightly coat with honey. Then, sprinkle each slice with salt (about one half turn of the dial, or a light sprinkle) per piece. Bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and indulge!