Goat Cheese Cheesecake & a Cookbook Giveaway

10.03.2012

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Goat-Cheese Cheesecake

serves 8-10

11 onces of mild goat cheese softened
3/4 cup sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large eggs, whites & yolks separated
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Crust

10 digestive cookies
5 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 6-inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine the goat cheese with the sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg yolks, two at a time, incorporating them completely before adding the next batch. Beat in the flour at low speed.

In another bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites until firm but not dry. Beat one-third of the whites into goat-cheese mixture, then gently fold in the remaning whites.

Crush cookies into a fine crumb and add five tablespoons melted butter. Mix well and tap into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then spoon the batter into a prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

I topped with macerated blackberries.


Today I am hosting a little cookbook giveaway for the newly released Tasia's Table. To enter leave a comment below and the winner will be picked at random in one week. Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you. The winner will receive a signed copy of the cookbook delivered to your door, its that easy. Good luck everyone :)

Tasia's Table is a collection of recipes and stories from the award-winning cheese maker at Belle Chevre. Tasia Malakasis's circuitous life and career journey led her to a small fromagerie in rural Alabama where she now shares her passion for food with home cooks across the country.

Tasia demystifies cooking with artisan cheese. In this beautiful book, Tasia shares the recipes from her cultural influences-both Southern and Greek-that shape the setting of her table from friends and family daily. From goat cheese frittas to goat cheese ice cream to saganaki and buttermilk biscuits, she gives an inviting glimpse into diverse and rich culinary traditions that readers can embrace in their own kitchens. They may want to start their own fromagerie or at the very least their own Sunday supper tradition after reading Tasia's recipes and the stories that changed her life.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO SARAH ZORASTER!

- All plates are from Clam Lab

72 comments:

  1. I love the cheesecake recipe that you used goat cheese to make it.

    I would love to win the cookbook! :)

    Zita (ziziadventures.com)

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  2. Cheesecake ... yummy!

    If the giveaway is open to international followers then I'd love to have a chance to win the book ;-)

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  3. Love the goat cheese and the cookbook looks very interesting. There days I really enjoy cookbooks with a story, instead of those enormous recipe compilations. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  4. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. The book looks really pretty, and the recipe delcisiou. Who doesn't love goat cheese??? :-)

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  5. Hi, I'm from Ukraine. Making first steps in foodblogging so I'd be very glad to win the book )))

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  6. I love cheesecake more than anything but i have never made it with goat cheese. I have made it with yogurt cheese and it is delicious.

    Wren

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  7. I love anything that involves cheese. I'm in.

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  8. That looks beautiful. And it suddenly dawns on me that it would be fun to make a tiny savory goat cheesecake for an appetizer. Perhaps with a fig jam on top.

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  9. A great resource to get us thinking outside the box! Can't wait to see more! Thanks Nicole.

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  10. I love a goat cheese cheesecake and yours looks so good with those blackberries! What a great giveaway!

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  11. This looks incredible! I think I'll give it a whirl.

    And I'd love to win the cookbook!

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  12. Yum, yum, yum! The cookbook sounds great too!

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  13. Mmmm, cheese. I hope I win!

    allie.c.fraley@gmail.com

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  14. Oo, I would love to try this cheesecake. I have been meaning to try goat cheese ice cream as well. Maybe I could use this book...? Love your blog too. :)

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  15. would love to win!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  16. See, I love, LOVE the look of this cheesecake, but I can't get my tastebuds around goat's cheese. It just makes me do that screwed up face thing about 3 seconds after biting. But do I be daring and give this cheesecake twist a second chance?!

    Oo, and fingers crossed me on the book front, I'm about to move house to a kitchen with a kitchen I can cook in and can't wait to get my cook/bake/roast on again!

    529scout@gmail.com

    Ruth :)

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  17. I love Belle Chevre and that cheesecake looks phenominal!!!

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  18. My husband's birthday is coming up and his favorite thing in the whole world is cheesecake! This would be a great twist! I'd love a copy of this book!

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  19. Oohh... I LOVE this kind of cake - I just tried a similar type of cake from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan & it was lovely!!

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  20. Oh, and my email is jademelissasheldon@gmail.com!

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  21. Oh, I LOVE this kind of cake! I recently tried a similar one from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Around My French Table - YUM!

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  22. A book about cheese and Greek food, what a great combination. Yes please!
    aliciacannell@gmail.com

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  23. Beautiful! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  24. This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win (and the cheesecake recipe... yum)

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  25. I made my first goat cheese cake several months ago, and I don't think I can ever go back to what was before! This *must* be a great cookbook if that's in there!

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  26. Such a great giveaway! Thanks for great recipe (looks delicious) and the change to win!

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  27. This would be an excellent excuse not to gobble up all the chevre as soon as it gets into my kitchen.

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  28. Mmmmm this looks divine, cheese is one of my faveourite ingredients. Great book by the way :)

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  29. This cookbook looks wonderful, as does your cheesecake!!

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  30. That looks wonderful!!

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

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  31. looks sooooo yum....love to have the book...xoxoxoxox

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  32. eclairre(At)ymail(dot)com I love cookbooks!

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  33. Would have been great to win! kuutamolla(at)gmail(dot)com

    The cheesecake looks fantastic!

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  34. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks
    joosborne nc at yahoo dot com

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  35. Wow, this sounds like one for my collection indeed! Fingers crossed!

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  36. This looks like one for my cookbook collection, for sure! I hope I win! :)

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  37. Mmmmmm. This cheesecake looks devine! Would love to win the cookbook! kara@karascuisine.com

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  38. Mmmmm. This cheesecake looks devine! Would love to win the cookbook. kara@karascuisine.com

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  39. This cookbook must be great!

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  40. Throwing my whisk into the ring for this cookbook - looks fantastic!

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  41. This is a great idea for a cookbook, I'm intrigued! Besides brownies from a box mix, cheesecake was the first dessert I ever made in my early years of baking (around age 12) - I can still remember my dad being over joyed at hearing the news that there was homemade lemon cheesecake with strawberries for dessert. He's the biggest fan of cheesecake I know, and I still make it for him. :) Thank you for a great post. (claire.j.houston@gmail.com)

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  42. Wonderful idea! The tangy taste of the goat cheese used in a new way. Need to try it. Would love to have the book, if all the recipes are like this then it is a must.

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  43. Wonderful idea. The tangy taste of the goat cheese as a dessert I must try it. Please, please I would love to have the book.

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  44. I am totally fascinated by a cookbook based around cheese.

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  45. I am totally fascinated by a cookbook centered around cheese.

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  46. Beautiful cheesecake. I'm such a sucker for anything goat cheese.

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  47. The cookbook looks interesting and the cheesecake, divine..

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  48. I adore goat cheese and will definitely try this beautiful looking cheesecake.

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway - I love goat cheese!

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  50. I love your photo of that cheesecake! I had a chocolate goat cheese cheesecake recently for dessert at my favorite restaurant, and it was yummy! I'd love to try making the recipe you share. And, I'd love to win the cookbook. Fingers crossed!
    Claudia
    mylittlebungalow@att.net

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  51. goat cheese and blackberries...yummmmmm!!!

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  52. I have been enjoying your photos and recipes. The photos are beautiful and the recipes inspiring. I have been a collector of cookbooks for over 20 years and would love to add this one to my collection. Theinspiredtable@gmail.com

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  53. thanks for this giveaway!
    gkuroda(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  54. This looks delicious! Sarahzoraster@gmail.com

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  55. This looks delicious! sarahzoraster@gmail.com

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  57. yay....cookbook

    contact @ http://cookwithyoyo.blogspot.com/

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  58. I would love a copy of Tasia's cookbook!
    Grazie,
    -Kathleen

    kathleenbushjoseph@gmail.com

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  59. I love cookbooks! Hope to win!

    Cynthia @ www.wemakeabeautifulmess.com

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  60. I love cookbooks! Hope to win!

    Cynthia @ www.wemakeabeautifulmess.com

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  61. what a wonderful giveaway. i can't wait to try the cheesecake recipe! 10750coupons at gmail dot com

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  62. my mouth watered just seeing the picture. I LOVE CHEESECAKE!

    and did you say giveaway? SIGN ME UP.

    natalia-rosario@live.com

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  63. That cheesecake looks delicious!

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  64. Oh, I need some inspiration in the kitchen, sign me up!

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  65. I want to be a part in the competition! Really need inspiration in the kitchen..

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  66. Goat cheese rules! And this cookbook looks like it does too...love your passion...
    Sign me up
    Paulette@gypsycaravan.us

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  67. Goat cheese rules, and love your passion!
    Sign me up for the cookbook!
    Www.paulettereesdenis.com
    Paulette@gypsycaravan.us

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  68. ooo...Pick me please! :)
    lincpaul@gmail.com

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway, this book looks awesome!

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  70. Useful information shared..Iam very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us nice info.Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.

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