Sweet Goat in a Nest

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Writer: Judy Shortsleeve / Photographer:


Sweet Goat in a Nest

Servings: 2 people



  • 4 oz. Goat cheese shaped like a hockey puck, not a log
  • 4 sheet Phyllo dough sheet should measure 9"x10"
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Honey plus more to drizzle on the salad greens
  • Salad green for two

Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Orange extract to taste


Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • Mix all ingredients together for the vinaigrette.


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Slice cheese in half horizontally so you have 2 large circles. Place one circle in the middle of two sheets of phyllo dough. Top with 1 tablespoon of walnuts and 1 tablespoon of honey. Gently bring the four corners of the dough together to loosely form a large chocolate candy kiss. Twist the dough lightly on the top. Prepare the other circle of goat cheese the same way.
  • Heat in the oven until the goat cheese is warm and the dough is golden brown.
  • Toss the greens with the orange balsamic vinaigrette and place on plate. Top with the warm phyllo-dough encrusted goat cheese. Drizzle honey on the dough and serve.


Recipe courtesy of Le Grenier, French Restaurant at 96 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard and also appeared in the 2013 Early Summer issue of Cape Cod HOME.
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Judy Shortsleeve

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