By Marge Perry
April 12, 2011
Victor Protasio

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.

Use this swap in a recipe like creamy Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes or our deliciously tender Pork Loin Stuffed with Spinach and Goat Cheese.