Belle Chèvre

on December 12, 2012 in Giveaways, That's delish. with 70 comments by

cheeeeese

So about two months ago, the girls and I decided it was time to get serious and get sophisticated. Our lovely local farmers’ market was hosting a wine and cheese festival, so we purchased tickets, showed up on a chilly October day, and entered into a heaven we did not know existed.

Rows and rows of local made cheeses and spreads and breads, oh my.

I can’t even tell you how wonderful the afternoon was. We laughed, we tasted, we re-tasted, we were happy gals. We spent hours going from table to table, trying out anything a person would put on a cracker.

We were all smiles and with full-ish tummies and down to our last section of tables. And that’s when we walked over to Belle Chèvre.

I’ll tell you. I’m already a big goat cheese fan. So when I saw Tasia from Belle Chèvre and the beautiful things she was offering, I was pumped and quick to ignore my internal “you could stop now and you’d be full” signal. [.... which is a signal I've consistently ignored since the beginning of time, but that's another conversation for another day.]

But oh was it worth it.

yummy cheese

You guys. If you read my dear friend Cassie, then you know she is a Belle Chèvre fan as well. But y’all- that cheese? THAT CHEESE? It is amazing. I multi-tasted which, to the real sophisticated socialites, is probably a no-no. But we all knew that I was poser in that crowd anyways.

And then. THEN. Tasia gave us a taste of goat cheese cheesecake.

I know. You don’t know what to do with that information and I respect that. But let me tell you, if you are a fan of cheesecake, this thing is fluffy and sweet and smooth and, dare I say it, almost perfect.

I stood there, before Tasia, dumbfounded at her cheesecake. I said, “My blog readers have to know about this. Do they know about this? DOES THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT THIS?!?” And then I took her card as my friends pulled me away from the Belle Chevre table.

Then I emailed Tasia. I said, “PLEASE CAN ONE OF MY BLOG READERS HAVE A CHEESECAKE?!?!”

And she said of course. Because she is generous and lovely.

So. SO. Guess what?

Merry Christmas!

One of you is getting a goat cheese cheesecake mailed to your house!!

All you have to do to enter is tell me in the comments who you would share your goat cheese cheesecake with this Christmas.

I will pick one winner FRIDAY MORNING and then we’ll get your address [continental US only please] to Tasia like whoa fast so that she can mail that cheesecake to your house and you can take pics and post them online and be all, “@ANNIEBLOGS WAS SO RIGHT I WILL TRUST HER CHEESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL MY DAYS!”

If you are still looking for gifts to send, might I suggest you check out Belle Chèvre’s online store. I’m droooooling just having the website open. I just want it all and that’s a hard emotion to deal with when it comes to cheeses and budgets. I’m sure you understand.

So…. who wants a goat cheese cheesecake? 

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED…. WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Disclaimer: Belle Chevre is not paying me to write this blog post and all these opinions are my own. This whole thing was totally my idea. But much like our winner, Tasia is kindly giving my family a goat cheese cheesecake at Christmas, but that’s probably because I begged with a pouty-lipped email. Amen. Now get your win on.

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70 comments

  1. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 6:16 AM  |  reply

    Easy peasy — my family! I live in China and will be flying back to the US early next week. It will be the first Christmas since the original “Denver 5″ (though now we are the MN, CO, China 11) will be together since Christmas 2000. We are excited … goat cheesecake would just be … um, cheesecake on Christmas? (doesn’t seem right to say frosting on the cake, now does it).

  2. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 6:50 AM  |  reply

    I LOVE CHEESECAKE. Every year for my birthday it is my “birthday cake” selection :) I am very curious to try this fluffy cheesecake made with goat cheese. Each year a family member makes a cheesecake for our Christmas meal so there may be competition but it sounds like Tasia will win :) Plan to share this post with my friends …..or maybe I should keep this giveaway a secret to increase my odds. (GIGGLE, GIGGLE). Plan to check out the website now. Thanks Annie!

  3. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:09 AM  |  reply

    Wow! That sounds fabulous! I’m not sure if I’ve ever tried goat cheese anything before, but my sister loves Goat milk! I would totally share it with her and our friends down the street! I’m a new follower!
    Alesha <3

  4. Kelli
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:09 AM  |  reply

    Annie, this sounds like heaven. I love cheesecake and goat cheese. I cannot imagine what kind of other-worldly goodness this would be! I would definitely be sharing this with my sweet-tooth of a husband and nearly 40 week pregnant self!

  5. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:16 AM  |  reply

    Whoa whoa whoa – goat cheese is my favorite cheese and cheesecake is my favorite dessert. Sounds unreal good. I would eat it with my family in the US, who doesn’t know I’m flying home on Saturday. So excited!

  6. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:33 AM  |  reply

    I am intrigued by this and would share the cheesecake with my husband and my family, whom we are going to visit. Except for my brother, who would balk immediately after he heard the cheesecake had goat cheese in it.

  7. Mariah
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:40 AM  |  reply

    I would share it with our friends who are coming from Texas to spend Christmas with us (we live in Illinois). They are an awesome couple and the husband is a chef. It would be very cool to see how he reacts to a goat cheese cheesecake.

  8. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:46 AM  |  reply

    Um. Yes. To all of the above. I am actually going to be just outside of Nashville visiting my sister. I would share the cheesecake with her and her husband and my parents but especially my Grandpa. Grandpa is a NY transplant who has always made a NY cheesecake every year for Christmas to ring in the season. He stopped last year because it was too much for him. I would love to be able to give that cheesecake joy back to him.

  9. Katelin
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:06 AM  |  reply

    My family LOVES cheesecake. This would be the perfect dessert to bring over Christmas Day. I’ve never tried goat cheese cheesecake, but if you say it tastes like heaven who am I to disagree? ;)

  10. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM  |  reply

    Am I still eligible if I say I would share it with NO ONE? Ok, fine, I’d share it with my roommate because I guess she’s ok. She is only my best friend and all.

  11. Judy R
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:22 AM  |  reply

    I would share with my wonderful hubby!

  12. GinaG
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM  |  reply

    Oh man, this might be the perfect-storm food of Gina’s temptations! Goat cheese? Cheesecake? Hello, you dialed my number!! My wonderful pastor and his family invite me over for a Christmas Eve dinner each year following our service (I’m our Children’s Director and we do a children’s pageant on Christmas Eve, so I kinda have to be there, which means I can’t go be with my family until the next day). So…I’d share it with them and be their favorite staff member for all time!

  13. Jess
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:31 AM  |  reply

    Sometimes I wished I lived in the USA, like when Obama became president back in 2009. This is another one of those times.

  14. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:42 AM  |  reply

    I would share this with only my sister. We have an obsession with all things cheese. There is never enough for us.

    Side note, get the blueberry cheese at Mafioza’s sometime. Phenomenal!

  15. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM  |  reply

    I’ve never tried goat cheese, but hey, if it’s in a cheesecake, I’m game. I’d have to share it with my family, or maybe just hoard it as a late-night snack for hubby and me.

  16. RM
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM  |  reply

    Oh my gosh Annie, you look so pretty in that picture!!
    I don’t really like cheesecake… but I’m glad you loooved that stuff! Haha :)

  17. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM  |  reply

    Me! I love goat cheese and cheesecake! I would share with my friend Sarah!

  18. Melinda
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM  |  reply

    I would share it with my parents!

  19. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM  |  reply

    wow! I have to say, I’m a bit leery of goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I love goat cheese and I love cheesecake. So, make me a believer!

    I would share the cheesecake with my roomie AND my Thursday morning woman’s group – we call it Lady Time:)

  20. Megan
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM  |  reply

    Absolutely, positively LOVE goat cheese and Belle Chèvre!!! If I could have goat cheese with every meal, plus snacks, I would be in heaven! Goat cheese cheesecake? That is literally and figuratively the cherry on top! I would love to serve it for Christmas! ; )-

  21. Caroline
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:14 AM  |  reply

    I’m going home for break this weekend so I would definitely share it with my parents and new neighbors! My parents and I are born and bred NYCers who very recently moved to a small town on Lake Norman, NC (long story). It’s been a hard change and I know my parents would get such a kick out of this delicious surprise since we’re all obsessed with good cheesecake!!

  22. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM  |  reply

    Ok, first off, this is AH-MAZING! Second, who doesn’t love a cheescake – crazy people, that’s who. If chosen, I would share this with my Dad – and possibly give a tiny bite to my cat b/c he has an insane obsession with cheese (my cat, that is.)

  23. Deanna
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM  |  reply

    Incredible! I’ve never had one but it sounds like I need to try it.

  24. Cindy
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM  |  reply

    The only thing better than cheese is CHEESEcake!! Yum…would love to try this.

  25. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM  |  reply

    My mom, sister, and I all LOVE cheesecake! The rest of the family wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole, so if I win this cheesecake, I’ll take it to Christmas dinner … and make another dessert for the rest of the family!

  26. Emily
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM  |  reply

    i love cheesecake! Depending on when it arrives, i would have the girls over for a pre-Christmas dessert night or share it with my fam!

  27. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM  |  reply

    I’m just going to be honest here and tell you that if I won this cheesecake? I wouldn’t share it with anyone. I’d eat that whole ding dang thing myself and enjoy every single bite. I’ve got 3 kids and a husband who think what’s mine is theirs and rarely do I get a treat all to myself. But this? I would hover over it, whispering “my precioussssss” while I ate it in secret. (And this is why I’m in therapy for my food issues, but whatevs. It’s cheesecake.Totally worth it.)

  28. Amy
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:57 AM  |  reply

    I love cake. and cheese. And so does my grandma. Whom I live with. So I will be sharing with her. :)

  29. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM  |  reply

    I would share it with my husband. Sparingly. Very, very sparingly.

  30. Rebecca
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM  |  reply

    I’d share it with my family on Christmas Eve…the first time I’ve been home for Christmas in 3 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM  |  reply

    That cheesecakes sounds wonderful, I would love to share it with my family on our Christmas eve dinner :)

  32. Jessica F.
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM  |  reply

    I would plan to share it with my girlfriends, but I would probably eat it all myself!

  33. Brandy B
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM  |  reply

    I would share it with my new in-laws! My brother-in-law bakes a mean cheesecake, and this could expand his horizons. :)

  34. Kelli
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM  |  reply

    I would share it with two of my friends who adore cheesecake as much as I.

  35. Jennifer
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM  |  reply

    Cheesecake!! I love it!! I would share it with my family that we are hosting Christmas afternoon… As least I will if I can hold out that long and not eat it before they get there.. :) Merry CHRISTmas!!!

  36. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM  |  reply

    AHHH! LOVE Cheesecake AND Goat Cheese! Would share it with several fellow cheesecake and Goat cheese lovers in my life, including my beau and dear friend Kelly of iBloom!

  37. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM  |  reply

    I would share it with my in laws. They love trying crazy different food! :)

  38. Stephanie
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM  |  reply

    Goat cheese cheesecake? I wanna try it!

    I’m sure my girlfriends would enjoy trying it, too. :) Because I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t eat the whole thing on my own…even if I want to.

  39. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM  |  reply

    I would probably make Cam and Ashley come over and eat it with me. Not giving any to James. Maybe some to my family.

  40. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM  |  reply

    I also love cheese!!!! And like you love goat cheese!!!!! But don’t eat too much :)

  41. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM  |  reply

    do i HAVE to share?!? if the answer is yes, then it would be my hubby and three children. my mother in law is also joining us for christmas so she would get a slice also.

  42. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM  |  reply

    My mom, that’s her favorite thing in the world!
    When i saw that I thought it make a nice Christmas gift .

    ~Hannah

  43. Merideth
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM  |  reply

    I would love love love a goat cheese cheescake!!! I would for sure share it with my family for Christmas. We are a bunch of cheese lovers around here. My mmom, my sister, my youngest niece Lexi, and I have yet to meet a cheese we didn’t like. Actually, I don’t like a warm version of one cheese, but that is the only one. My oldest niece Mikayla loves to bake cheesecakes, so she’d appreciate tasting this desert too. We really like goat cheese specifically too. So, please please pick me! OK, I think I’m done pleading my case now. Can you tell I’m the daughter of a lawyer? Please don’t hold that against me.

  44. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM  |  reply

    I have always be a LOVER of goat cheese, so this post made me oh-so-happy! :) I would most definitely share my cheesecake with my sweet husband, and also my mother-in-law and his side of the family when we go down to Mississippi for Christmas. My MIL and my Aunt-in-Law (is that a term?) are foodies like I am…sigh… My mouth is watering already…

  45. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM  |  reply

    My hubby. Because we like to pretend we’re sophisticated sometimes.

  46. Kristi
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM  |  reply

    I have a niece who thinks “cheesecake” is that nasty Jello no-bake stuff that comes in a box. Needless to say, I NEED a real cheesecake to share with my family.

  47. Nanette R.
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM  |  reply

    I would love to share it with my family, either on Christmas Day or save it for a special dessert on New Year’s Eve. Sounds delish!

  48. Emily
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM  |  reply

    Pick me! I would share with my friend Sarah whose love for cheese knows no bounds.

  49. Kay
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:53 PM  |  reply

    That sounds fantastic! My whole family would enjoy a slice of that deliciousness :)

  50. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM  |  reply

    Oh, I would so share it with my foodie friends. And my neighbors. And anyone else who wanted a piece.

  51. Lesley
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM  |  reply

    I would have a girls night and share it with my closest bff’s.

  52. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM  |  reply

    I would love to win! It would make a great early 30th birthday present ( my bday is next week!)

  53. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

    So easy – my family – the extended version. I haven’t seen my cousins and Aunts and Uncles in 4 years because I’ve been in Kenya. So, We are all getting together for Christmas this year. It will be such fun! Cheesecake will just make it that much sweeter.

  54. Kimberly
    posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM  |  reply

    I LOVE goat cheese & I love cheesecake. Sounds like a perfect marriage of wonderfulness. I’d share it with my hubby.

  55. posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM  |  reply

    this girl would LOVE a cheesecake. especially one from Nashville made of goat cheese. If I don’t win, I’m buying one as quick as I can!

  56. Face
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:59 AM  |  reply

    It probably wouldn’t survive a flight to Prague, so I’d send it to my peeps in Lawrenceville. We used to own a goat there, so that seems fitting… :-)

  57. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 9:35 AM  |  reply

    I’d share with my brother; he is a lover of cheesecake like you wouldn’t believe.

  58. Russanna Cook
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM  |  reply

    Mmmmm! I would totally share mine with the hubs because he doesn’t really like goat cheese, so more for me!

  59. Mary B
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM  |  reply

    Oh my word I cannot even imagine how delicious that cheesecake must be! Now I love cheesecake. And also love goat cheese. This would certainly be share w/ my cheesecake loving familia :)

  60. Emily
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM  |  reply

    I’ve never had goat cheese cheesecake!
    I would share this with all of my family as I head home for Christmas! :)

  61. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM  |  reply

    It would be really difficult for me to share my goat cheesecake (goat cheese cheesecake?) with others. But I SUPPOSE marital bonds would dictate that I must share with the Hubs. The baby doesn’t get any, because the baby would not respect the goat.

  62. Betsy
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM  |  reply

    I mean, I know sharing is caring, but if this is as good as you say, it might be tough! I’ve recently moved to CO Springs and I’d have to invite people over to try it with me. New friends. Amazing Cheesecake. Double Win!

  63. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM  |  reply

    I would share it with my mom and sisters! I am moving to Scotland in March and this will be our last Christmas together for (i don’t know how long)…so this would be the best addition to an already awesome Christmas celebration!! =)

  64. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM  |  reply

    We go to my husband’s side of the family each Christmas to celebrate the day, Jesus’ birth, and our nephew’s (Nick’s) birthday. I’d share the goat cheese cheesecake with them!

  65. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 7:54 PM  |  reply

    Ooh I love some cheesecake and I’ve always thought my mom made the very best! I would definitely share with the whole family but especially with my sweet 3 year old and 1 year old girls who love some cheese (and sweets)! They take after their mama!

  66. posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:01 PM  |  reply

    I do! I do!!

    I LOVE goat cheese!! I have been going sort of non-dairy, but I would give it up for some of THAT cheesecake!

    • posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM  |  reply

      ….and I would definitely share it with my weekly dinner gals!!

  67. Sarah
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM  |  reply

    Oh, be still my heart! I’d have to share this with my husband… it’s our first Christmas married and we had a vanilla bean cheesecake (made from scratch!) as our wedding cake. I say let’s keep the theme going!

  68. Sarah
    posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM  |  reply

    I adore my little family, but they would do not enjoy a goat cheese cheesecake. But the girlfriends? They would swoon. Love me some belle chèvre!

  69. Denise
    posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 3:20 AM  |  reply

    Oh my! My mouth is watering as I type! I an only imagine the luscious-ness found with a goat cheesecake! Hmm…I would share with my besties ‘cuz the would truly appreciate the gesture!

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