Phyllo Wrapped Goat Cheese

Phyllo Wrapped Goat Cheese

Phyllo Wrapped Goat Cheese

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

16 people

A simple appetizer with a crunchy, flaky exterior and delicate goat cheese center that never fails to please guests.

Why Try? Goat cheese triangles may be assembled and frozen up to 3 days in advance of your party. It’s always smart to do some the prep in advance. To bake, simply bake the frozen pastries as directed below.

For added flavor, use a goat cheese that has been seasoned with pepper or herbs. For a sophisticated touch, sprinkle the pastries with an exotic salt before baking. For international flair, serve the pastries with an apple or peach chutney.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chevre (goat cheese), mild
  • 3 ounces (3/4 stick) butter, unsalted, melted
  • 16 - 9" x 14" phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375€F.
  • 2 Scoop chevre into 24 - 1 tablespoon portions and reserve on wax paper.
  • 3 Gently unwrap phyllo dough from packaging and unfold. Cover stack of phyllo sheets with plastic wrap followed by a damp kitchen towel. Remove one sheet of phyllo and re-cover the stack. Lay the phyllo on a work surface with the short side in front of you. Brush with melted butter. Lay a second sheet of phyllo on top of the buttered phyllo. Brush with more butter. Cut the stacked phyllo from short side to short side into 3 even (3" x 14") strips.
  • 4 Place 1 scoop of cheese near the corner of a phyllo strip on the end closest to you, then fold over to enclose filling and form a triangle. Continue to fold the strip like a flag, keeping the triangle shape. Lay pastry on a baking sheet, seam side down. Brush top with butter. Repeat until all the phyllo has been used. Recipe may be prepared up to three days in advance at this point – simply wrap in plastic and store in the freezer).
  • 5 Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pan once to ensure even browning. Cool slightly before serving.

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