Recipe: Perpetual Goatstopper Cheese Bites

Perry Soulos of Arrowine & Cheese in Arlington, Va., winner of the fifth annual Cheesemonger Invitational, shares his recipe for his Perpetual Goat-Stopper cheese chew. The recipe earned him a spot within the finals—and in the end the championship.

Soulos’ creation, known as the Perpetual Goat-Stopper, is an homage to the Eternal Gobstopper of writer Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, and options Redwood Hill Farm’s Conventional Plain Chevre. The recipe creatively combines the tart goat cheese with candy grapes, spicy ginger, and crunchy cereal.

Yield: 100 bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Shelf life: Serve instantly


6 (Four-ounce) containers Redwood Hill Farm Conventional Plain Chevre

1 bag crimson grapes

6 ounces candied ginger, crushed

1 field Burstin’ Berry Poppin’ Pebbles (or crisped rice/crunchy cereal of your alternative)


1. Wash and de-stem crimson grapes.

2. In a big zip-close bag, mix candied ginger and cereal. Crush contents till nonetheless barely coarse.

three. Pinch off a small quantity of chevre (about ½ ounce, or as desired) and use thumb to indent barely.

Four. Place grape in indentation and work the cheese across the grape, making a clean and even coating surrounding the complete grape. Set the “bare” grape-cheese truffles on a tray.

6. Gently roll every truffle within the ginger and cereal combination till evenly coated. Switch to a serving dish after every truffle is “seasoned.”


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