What can I use instead of goat cheese in a recipe?

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Instead of soft goat cheese (also known as chevre), you can use the same amount of cream cheese or mascarpone cheese, both of which will give you a similar creamy texture. Neither has the tanginess of goat cheese however, so if you want a little punch, try softening the substitutes with a little plain yogurt.

The recipe for Mock Goat Cheese pictured here uses a combination of cream cheese and feta cheese that you shape into a log to resemble goat cheese.

Marge Perry
Apr, 2011
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