We found a vegetarian rennet Goat cheese! Delectable with a mildly sweet and at times an underlying saltiness, goat’s cheese has been our “go-to” cheese for quite some time. Although not vegan, goat’s cheese is a healthier alternative to cow cheese. Goat’s milk is not homogenized, and many people who have dairy sensitivity can better tolerate goat’s milk. Additionally, goat’s cheese is a good source of protein, phosphorous, riboflavin, and calcium.
This morning Lauren and I decided to put together very tasty Mediterranean inspired breakfast wraps. Last night we picked up a vegetarian goat cheese from Trader Joe’s, this particular variety has a hint of honey added for extra yum factor. When purchasing goat cheese, or any cheese for that matter, be sure to check the ingredients. Sometimes cheese contains rennet, which is a complex of enzymes that come from the stomachs of animals, often baby calves. For us vegetarians, cheeses containing microbial rennet or vegetable rennet are acceptable.
Goat cheeses, whole grains, and tomatoes are frequently used as breakfast items in Mediterranean cuisine. For extra taste, we added mint leaves to the wraps. 🙂
Mediterranean Breakfast Wrap
What you’ll need:
Whole grain wrap, (Ezekiel sprouted grain wraps are nutritionally the best)
1/2 tomato (diced or sliced)
2 large tablespoons goat cheese (Or 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese)
1/8 cup mint leaves
Spread out wrap. Add cheese, mash into the wrap a bit. Add diced/sliced tomato to the center of the wrap. Heat in your microwave for about 30 seconds, or heat on a warmed buttered skillet for one minute. Once warmed, add the mint leaves, roll up the wrap, and there you have it!