Cherry Vinaigrette and Crispy Goat Cheese Medallions

by Chef Timothy Grandinetti, C.E.C.

Cherry Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup St. James Winery Cherry Wine
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries

Goat Cheese Medallion Ingredients

  • 1 log goat cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cherry Vinaigrette Instructions

  1. Combine wine, vinegar, and honey.
  2. Slowly whisk in olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add cherries and allow to marinade 30 to 45 minutes.

Goat Cheese Medallion Instructions

  1. Slice the goat cheese into slices.
  2. Dip the medallions of goat cheese into beaten egg, then roll in Panko crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
  4. Add olive oil and butter to sauté pan; raise heat to medium high.
  5. Add medallions of goat cheese, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly brown.
  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over medallions and serve immediately.