Northern Spy's Goat Song and Warm Butternut Salad

Saturday, we started serving Brad Kessler and Dona McAdam's Northern Spy's Goat Song Tomme as part of a composed salad.

We paired warm roasted butternut squash, baby arugula, grapes, walnuts and a cider vinaigrette with the cheese. In creating the dish, it was important for us to showcase the cheese and not have it lost in a melange of other flavors. We had to make sure we didn't skimp on the cheese. The complimentary ingredients were chosen as they showed the range of the possible favorable flavor combinations in this extraordinary cheese.

In addition to the salad, next week, the cheese will be served in a more traditional wedge format as a pre-dessert or as a sweet dessert alternative.

Goat Cheese in Sandgate, VT

Of Tomes and Tommes | Seven Days

today, we were fortunate to have brad kessler and dona mcadams here to taste their remarkable cheese. they do an amazing job with their truly artisanal goat cheese. artisanal, to me, is too often over used. we are now one of the few restaurants who will be able to offer northern spy's goat song tomme. the above link is their story. dona took this wonderful picture.