Friday, February 13, 2009

Saying "I Love You" with a Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte

Tomorrow is the big day of LOVE! Of course, everyday with honey pie is a day of love and that is all I can say about that! Are you going out to dinner with your sweetheart? Are you cooking gourmet fare or firing up the grill for a juicy burger? Are you celebrating it with friends or alone with candlelight and soft music? Whatever your plans are, there is a place for a Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte. Let me tell you why. It is a rhapsody in delicious flavor, highly tasteful and amazingly stunning in it's presentation. A Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte is creamy, silky, and full of airy texture. This Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte works well with fresh bread, crackers, or baked pita pieces. This is a great way to start the evening of your Valentine's Day festivities. Don't limit your self to one day of love, serve Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte year round.

Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte

4 to 5 ozs. soft goat cheese

4 ozs. cream cheese

4 tablespoons butter, softened

pesto, store bought or handmade

sun dried tomato pesto

(1) Mix goat cheese, cream cheese and butter. (2) Line a small round plastic container in plastic wrap. (3) Put half of the goat cheese mixture in the container. Gently spread the pesto on top of the goat cheese mixture. Top with the remaining goat cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour or more. (4) Unwrap the torte and place upon a serving plate. Top with the sun dried tomato pesto. (5) Serve with crackers, bread, or pita.

You can double this recipes and freeze one torte for later serving. You will be freezing the torte without the sun dried tomato pesto topping. The torte takes a couple of hours to thaw at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Once the torte is thawed, top with the tomato pesto.

Nothing says "I love you" more than a special appetizer, and this Goat Cheese and Pesto Torte is up for the job. Most likely after one bite of this Torte, you will be getting an extra show of love. Maybe you will get some jewelry, or in my case some new kitchen gadgets (that is a hint to my honey pie!) Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Let's try to feel the love all year round.


  1. What an interesting recipe! It looks delicious - very different and exciting.

  2. mmmmmm. i would definitely tell you i love you if you made me a goat cheese and pesto torte. and, i'd love you even more if it had bacon ;)

  3. Now, had you made in the shape of a heart? Well! :)

  4. That does look like a tower of love! Delish!
    I made souvlaki for V-day. Nothing says love like garlic breath, I say.