Grilled Goats Cheese with Balsamic Leaves and Strawberries

Goats cheese, grilled then finished with a cooks blow torch. A few leaves in a balsamic dressing and strawberries. So simple to make.

First make a quick balsamic dressing for your salad leaves.

Balsamic Dressing:

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar
a teaspoon of runny honey
a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
salt and black pepper

Whisk the lot together, then give it a taste and adjust the seasoning, you might want to add a pinch of caster sugar.
If you don't have a whisk put it all in a clean jar with the lid on and give it a good shake which will do the same trick.

You can have your salad leaves at the ready in a bowl but only when you're ready to serve can you put the dressing on them - if you do it in advance the leaves will go soggy and taste oily.

So, when you are ready, pour a little of the dressing over the leaves and carefully mix together with your hands.

The Goats Cheese:

Put your goats cheese onto a shallow tray and put them under the grill for a couple of minutes (don't try turning them) there is no need to.
Grill until they just start to bubble.
Finish the top with a cooks blow torch.

Add some slices strawberries - job done.

I tried to be fancy and do a squiggle with Balsamic glaze, which is a reduction of balsamic vinegar.
No I didn't make it - I cheated and brought it ready made in a squeezy bottle from Asda at £2.00 for 250ml it was a bargain!


  1. The presentation of the grilled goats cheese looks so wonderful with the leaves and strawberries :)

  2. Melted cheese is always good!

  3. Beautifully caramelized goat cheese and so simple to make! This can literally be put together in 5 minutes tops. A perfect fix for any college student!

  4. I like the way how u grill goat cheese, wicked!!!

  5. Simple, beautiful and delicious. Nice!

  6. Looks great as always Jan! You can't beat goats cheese and balsamic vinegar to create a special salad. Quick, easy and very tasty indeed!

  7. Lovely salad. Strawberries always go well with salad.

  8. Greta recipe classic pairings, very very very good.

  9. I never try Goats Cheese, but I love your lovely salad and strawberries. I must try this Goats Cheese next future after I back for work. ;)

  10. You can never go wrong with melted cheese and such a nice presentation! Looks scrumptious

    Jackie at


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