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Goat Cheese Mousse

Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Dani Fisher
Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 2 mins
Chill time 3 hrs
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Quark is a German fresh cheese that is available in specialty stores. You can also substitute 4 ounces ricotta cheese blended with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup quark
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Sweet pepper or cranberry chutney
  • Crackers
  • Crudités

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/12 cup water in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook 2 minutes over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves.

  2. Whisk together gelatin mixture, yogurt, quark, and goat cheese in a large bowl. Stir in chives. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Beat cream in a separate chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Fold gently into cheese mixture. Cover and chill 3 hours. Serve with chutney, crackers, and crudités.