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Cucumber and Cilantro French Goat Cheese Chilled Soup

A refreshing soup from Goat Cheeses of France is perfect for a summer picnic.
Servings 4


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 10 ounces French fresh chèvre
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Chop the cucumbers coarsely and place them in a blender with the lime juice, cilantro, buttermilk, and 8 ounces of the goat cheese. Blend until smooth. Add zest and season with salt and pepper.
  • Chill well before serving, or add ice cubes to blender if serving immediately.
  • Garnish with chunks of the remaining 2 ounces of fresh chèvre and a sprig of cilantro.