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S.A. chefs planning goat cheese-focused May food event

March 26, 2019

A lineup of San Antonio-area chefs has created a food event that will allow ticketed guests to get their goat, but in a good way.

The Chef Cooperatives is hosting a “Toats McGoats” party from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 that will benefit the Goatalicious Dairy Farm, located between San Antonio and New Braunfels. Proceeds will be used to finish production of the on-site dairy facility.

Owned by Robert and Claudia Ragels, Goatalicious keeps a herd of about 125 goats used to produce milk and create a large line of cheeses, soaps and beauty supplies. The Ragelses sell their products at the weekend Pearl Farmers Market.

The cheeses will be used in many of the bite-size dishes from a lineup of 17 chefs for a unique dining experience. No goats will be harmed in the planning of the final menu. Some of the planned dishes will include:

Smoked ham hock and molasses boiled peanuts

Goat cheese board

Crisped pork belly chicharrón, smoked potato, tomato puree

Cast iron chicken and biscuits

Pork roulade stuffed with goat cheese and arugula, lemon basil cream sauce, creamy beet risotto

Applewood-smoked pork ribs, barbecue sauce, sauerkraut

Cucumber togarashi nuoc cham salad, sweet corn, pork belly, maque choux

Ancho-cherry glazed pulled pork, fire-roasted street corn with cilantro-lime aioli, Tajín, cotija cheese, masa crumble

Barbecue leeks dressed in smoked oysters and herbs

Burnt stone fruit with honey, goat cheese, nuts, charred arugula vinegar

Danzi flat noodles, chile sesame oil, dragon slaw, toasted cashews, goat cheese powder

Strawberry goat cheese “Twinkies” with sweet herb candy

There will also be a bloody mary bar and wines available from Lost Draw Cellars. Beer will be provided by Alamo Beer Co., Left Hand Brewery and Freetail Brewing Co.

Guests will also get to mingle with the milking goats, and there might even be a pen of baby goats to play around with. Tickets cost $55 each at chefcooperatives.com/events.

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver