These crunchy disks of goat cheese are irresistible when served with hot tomato salsa. If you want to feign healthiness, you could serve the room-temperature goat cheese over a salad of mixed greens and top it with a drizzle of sherry vinegar.
Game plan: The goat cheese can be fried ahead of time and served cold, though it’s hard to resist eating it all at once!
For the hot tomato salsa:
Beverage pairing: Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc, Chile. There’s no better pairing for goat cheese than Sauvignon Blanc, so it’s good to stick with the traditional. Few people know that Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is among the world’s best, and this affordable version has everything you need for the pairing: tanginess, citric bite, and generously full fruit.