Did you know that August is National Goat Cheese Month? I sure didn’t! But as usual, I can’t think of a better place to celebrate than in Kennebunkport Maine. Some of our favorite restaurants offer fantastic dishes featuring goat cheese, as do some popular entrees at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. One of my favorite things about summertime is the plethora of fresh, juicy berries, something that we feature regularly on the morning menu. And conveniently,
strawberries go great with goat cheese! So later this week, in honor of National Goat Cheese Month, we will be serving broiled strawberry goat cheese bruschetta. As we typically do, we’ll serve this delightful breakfast with a lightly oiled baby arugula salad, giving you a little extra bite and nutritional punch!
But there are plenty of other opportunities to get your goat cheese fix in Kennebunkport Maine, not the least of which are the amazing restaurants in town. For all you goat cheese fanatics out there, here’s a peek into some menu items that might be up your alley, but are surely in the spirit of the month! In case you didn’t get your fill of strawberries and goat cheese at breakfast, you can indulge (without the guilt, of course) in a strawberry goat cheese salad at Federal Jack’s Brew Pub, which comes dressed in a basil vinaigrette and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for extra crunch. Top it with some grilled chicken to make it a balanced meal. Just down the street, Alisson’s Restaurant does their take, adding blueberries (for authentic Maine flavor) and slivered almonds, but take a sweeter approach with a strawberry dressing. As long as you don’t mind a quick drive (the view is more than worth it, I promise), a trip to Pier 77 and the Ramp for an out-of-this-world spinach salad topped with softened goat cheese is a must. No matter the month, this is my go-to order and it is always fabulous! If a salad just won’t cut the mustard, the traditional bruschetta or four cheese pizza in Grissini‘s Grotto might just hit the spot. Looking for a romantic setting? How about On the Marsh Bistro and their Tagliatelle pasta with, what else, but delicious goat cheese! But if nothing but straight up cheese will do, head to Old Vines Wine Bar for a glass of wine and the finest aged bucheron. No matter what you choose, Kennebunkport Maine is clearly the perfect place to celebrate National Goat Cheese Month this August.