State Fair Food: I Made The Grilled Peach With Herbed Goat Cheese

We just wrapped up another MN State Fair. Many of our Twin Cities foodies put the 'Grilled Peach With Herbed Goat Cheese and Honey' as one of their favorite, new foods. I tried the peach, it was delicious!! It also cost $9 for 1/2 a peach. Here's the one I bought at the fair...

I got home and thought...I think I can recreate that peach! 

I did a little looking online to see if the reviews gave any clues as to which herbs were used. I may have missed one or two but I have to say, my peach reproduction turned out really good! 

I've now made it twice. Here's what I did and a couple tips I learned from trial and error.

'Grilled Peach With Herbed Goat Cheese and Honey' 


*Peaches (Make sure they're ripe and not mealy. The first time I made these, the peaches were perfectly ripe, it makes the dish!!)

*Goat Cheese (I used Chevre and recommend the cheese that comes in a tube. Bring it to room temperature so it's easy to mix and spread.)

*Fresh Thyme (Finely chopped. When I bought mine at the fair, it had some big thyme chunks on it. They can be pretty over-powering. Make sure the stems are not in the mix.)



Cut peaches in 1/2, remove the pit. Rub a tiny amount of olive oil on the top, that's the side that goes on the grill.

Put your goat cheese and chopped thyme in a bowl. Stir until combined and creamy.

Put the peaches on the grill, medium to medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. (Make sure the grill is clean.)

As soon as the peaches come off the grill, top with a dollop of goat cheese mixture and drizzle with honey. Serve! 

Of course, I forgot to take a picture of mine- but gave K102's J.R. a peach the next day and he posted a photo on Insta, so I'll share his. 

Let me know if you try it- I'd love to know how yours turns out! 

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