It’s time again for Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food-by-month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

The notion of “dairy” doesn’t quite conjure up the image of goats. But as KRCC’s Aaron Retka discovered, for one Canon City couple, what started as a hobby became a full-blown dairy operation. Amy Anderson of Mini Moos and Kids Too talks to Aaron about goat cheese, and Chef Brent Beavers of Village at Skyline in Colorado Springs cooks up a tasty goat cheese, three pepper and tomato tart.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Here’s more from Amy Anderson on their cheese making process (just over 8 minutes):

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click below for the recipe for the Goat Cheese, Three Pepper, and Tomato Tart featured in this month’s Mise en Place, and a recipe for Cream of Tomato and Roasted Red Peppers Soup from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.


Goat Cheese, Three Pepper, and Tomato Tart
Chef Brent Beavers of Village at Skyline, Colorado Springs
Re-created by Aaron Retka and Andrea Chalfin, KRCC News

Piecrust
3 Roma tomatoes
8 oz. crumbled goat cheese
2 oz. mozzarella
1 tbsp. fine minced fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. course black pepper
3 bell peppers (try 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow for flavor and color)

Roll out piecrust and place in a 10-12 inch tart pan. Raise the crust up to the edges, and pre-cook for about 10 minutes at 300 degrees, just so the crust is cooked on the bottom. Slice Roma tomatoes. Lay the slices down in the warm pie shell, and cover with 2 oz. of the goat cheese. Let tomatoes and goat cheese rest until crust cools. Chop bell peppers into rounds. Remove seeds and pith. Layer peppers over tomatoes and goat cheese. Sprinkle remaining goat cheese on top. Sprinkle with the rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle mozzarella on the top to hold everything together. Bake in a 325-degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy while hot, or refrigerate.

 

Recipe from the Colorado Department of Agriculture:

Cream of Tomato and Roasted Peppers Soup
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Valley Country Club, Aurora, Colo.

Serves 6-10

2 tbsp. Oil
1 ea. Large Yellow Onion, diced
6 cloves Fresh Garlic, chopped
1 tsp. Herbs de Provence, dried
1 tsp. Basil, dried
2 14oz. cans Diced Tomato
1 12oz. can Roasted Red Pepper
1 12oz. can Roasted Yellow Pepper
1 cup Water
2 tbsp. Seasoning Salt
2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
3 cups Vegetable Broth
2-1/2 cups Heavy Cream
2 tbsp. Agave Nectar
1 cup Tomato Paste

Heat large stock pot, add oil then onions. Sauté onions until golden, add garlic and sauté until golden. Add tomatoes, peppers, herbs and broth and bring to a boil. Add water, cream, agave and seasoning, and bring to a boil. Using a hand blender, puree soup for 10-12 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste and tighten with tomato paste. Serve with toasted cheese bread.

 

One Response to Mise en Place: Dairy

  1. miriam wells says:

    I like krcc’s new monthly segment on Colorado ag products. First I heard about pastured pigs! Great. Free Range. Now I want to know what brand name to look for Colorado goat cheese.

    Keep up the good work on legislature, too. mw

News

AP
August 23, 2017 | KUT-FM · U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued the injunction, writing that changes did not “fully ameliorate” the law’s “discriminatory intent.” She had struck down the original law in 2014.
 

AFP/Getty Images
August 23, 2017 | NPR · An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · State wildlife officials have asked the public to catch as many of the non-native Atlantic salmon as they can after an estimated 5,000 escaped from an aquaculture farm.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
August 23, 2017 | NPR · The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It’s directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · Karl Ove Knausgaard — famed for his epic memoir My Struggle — goes for short and sweet in Autumn, a meditative seasonal reflection. But while there are lovely moments, the book strays into banality.
 

Courtesy of ESPN Films
August 23, 2017 | NPR · Carter High School is really an afterthought in Friday Night Lights — the thug-like football team that stole the state title. A new film follows Carter’s rise to the top, and its fall from grace.
 

Music

AP
August 23, 2017 | NPR · The CEO of the company that runs Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlors says its animatronic house band simply can’t live up to the expectations that kids today have for entertainment.
 

August 23, 2017 | NPR · John Abercrombie helped define the sound of jazz guitar: from jazz-rock fusion to funky organ combos to the distinctive less-is-more sound he created on dozens of albums for the ECM label.
 

Courtesy of ECM Records
August 23, 2017 | WBGO · Abercrombie began forming his style in Boston while attending Berklee in the mid-’60s, eventually helping to redefine the lines between jazz, fusion and rock.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab