Cheese of the MonthI'm usually a purist when it comes to my monthly fromage, but Shellbark Hollow Farm's fresh goat has become such a splendid canvas for local chefs, I couldn't resist this casserole from Southwark's Sheri Waide. It's an easy holiday hit.
Waide creams a quarter-pound each of Shellbark's fresh and aged goat cheeses, then adds a custard of 8 eggs blended with a quart of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of chopped herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, and chives). Fill a 9-by-9-inch casserole and bake in a water bath at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. When ready for guests, top with bread-crumb mix (3 cups bread plus 11/2 cups Parmesan) and warm in a 325-degree oven for 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with flatbreads and honey, and bask in baked goat-cheese glory.