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Can I substitute goat cheese for cream cheese?

I have some goat cheese and I want to make a cheese spread or cheese ball. Can I substitute the goat cheese for the cream cheese which is in the recipe?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Goat Cheese

Goat cheese makes a perfect substitute for cream cheese. There's about the same amount of saturated fat and calories in an ounce of goat cheese as there is in reduced-fat cream cheese.

Thanks for writing.

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet