Sept. 27, 2012
-- Belle Chevre has introduced goat cheese cheesecake, the newest addition to its line of goat cheeses and chevre gift boxes. Their cheesecake, made with chevre instead of cream cheese, is a delicious addition to bakery sections everywhere. The new cheesecakes are lighter than the typical cheesecake, since goat cheese is both higher in protein and lower in calories and fat than cream cheese. They are made fresh and with all natural ingredients, including Belle Chevre’s very own handmade Alabama goat cheese.
The cheesecakes are 27 ounces, six inches in diameter, and retail for $29.95. They have a graham cracker crust that surrounds a light filling, made of a mixture of goat cheese and traditional cream cheese. They will sell at grocery chains nationwide and will be available for purchase from www.bellechevre.com, as well as various online retailers such as Taigan. Smaller cheese boutiques and gourmet groceries will also stock the cheesecake. The cheesecakes can be slacked out and have an extended shelf life when frozen.
“Studies show that consumers are increasingly sophisticated,”
says Belle Chevre president Tasia Malakasis. “This product fills a gap in the market for consumers looking for a high-end dessert from their grocery store.”
Belle Chevre has produced a variety of internationally acclaimed chevres since 1989 using time-tested European farmstead techniques. The company is purposefully small, and each chevre is hand made in Alabama by its passionate cheese makers. Belle Chèvre cheeses have received numerous national awards from the American Cheese Society and the American Dairy Goat Association, and have been featured by Martha Stewart, Oprah, and everyone in between.