Goat's milk ricotta cheesecake
For the crust: 1 ½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 Tbsp soft butter
Combine all of the ingredients for the crust in a 9 inch spring form pan, press into a flat surface and bake at 375F for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
For the meringue:
125gr white sugar
60 gr egg whites, room temp
Combine the sugar and the egg whites in a double boiler, stirring occasionally, heating just until the sugar has dissolved. Then whip the mixture either in a standing mixer or with a hand mixer until it forms stiff white peaks. Set this aside.
For the cheesecake base:
375 gr fresh goat’s cheese, room temperature
300 gr goats milk ricotta
130 gr white sugar
2 lemons, zest only (use a micro plane or very fine grater)
1 tsp rosemary, fresh, finely chopped
250 gr heavy cream
Mix the goat’s cheese, ricotta, sugar, lemon zest and rosemary until smooth and well combined in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whip the cream to soft peaks, and fold it into the cheese mixture. Then fold in the meringue. Pour the filling over the fully cooled crust and chill for at least 4 hours prior to serving.
NOTE: The filling can also be poured and be set into individual pyramid shaped flex-mould and served with a quenelle of rosemary creme fraiche and pomegranate compote. as per picture.