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Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese


Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Montchevre Truffle Goat Cheese
This is the only appetizer you’ll ever need: sweet dates stuffed with Montchevre truffle goat cheese and cloaked in bacon, juicy with smoky, porky fat.
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Ingredients
  1. 26 Medjool dates
  2. 4 oz truffle goat cheese from Montchevre
  3. 13 slices bacon (thinner slices work best)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the bacon slices in half and set aside.
  3. Slice a lengthwise slit in one side of each date and pop out the pit.
  4. Spoon a ½ teaspoon of goat cheese into the dates, and close them up like a sub sandwich.
  5. Wrap each date with a half slice of bacon, pinching the bacon over the ends of the date to hold in the goat cheese. Pierce through the girth with a toothpick to secure.
  6. Arrange on the baking sheet, being careful not to overcrowd. Bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Flip each date and bake until crispy, about another 8-10 minutes. If they need more time, let them bake for another minute or so. Just watch to make sure they don’t burn.
  8. Place on top of a wire rack over paper towels and let drain for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
Adapted from Cheese Sex Death
Adapted from Cheese Sex Death
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Montchevre

Montchevre began as a small operation in a 4,000 square-foot former cheddar plant in Preston, Wisconsin. Remaining true to its core principles, Montchevre places emphasis on high-quality wholesome goat cheese and the production of the most outstanding cheese at the very best value. Montchevre is able to produce over 50 variations of goat cheese thanks to it’s network of 400+ local, independent, family farms. Montchevre is conscious of ethics and best practices, purposefully protecting farmers livelihoods and their sustainability. The Montchevre product line includes a large variety of traditional goat cheese, aged specialty goat cheese, and seasonally inspired goat cheese available nationwide.

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