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Bittersweet Chocolate and Goat Cheese Truffles

Bittersweet Chocolate & Goat Cheese Truffles with Tart Lemon sauce You’ve just eaten for hours. Many courses and many wines later, it’s time for dessert. Ugh! Mercy! All you really want islittle something to shift palate gears.  Who remembers the green foil wrapped Andes Mints,ubiquitous at every Steak house host stand in the 70’s and 80’s. They were that perfect palate shifter, coating your overwhelmed tongue with herbal chocolate notes. These truffles are perfect in that way. Just a bite or two of lingering chocolate-citrusy love to leave your palate refreshed and happy. These little two bite wonders make a dynamic finish to a big meal and are a cinch to make.
Makes a dozen 6 oz. Best quality bittersweet chocolate 67-73%, chopped 6 oz. fresh unsalted goat cheese 2 tbls. confectioner's sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. lemon extract or zest of one lemon
In a stainless bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring until it is smooth. Remove the bowl from …