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A Refreshing Twist on Fruit Salad: Add Goat Cheese & Gose

A Refreshing Twist on Fruit Salad: Add Goat Cheese & Gose


Summer calls for fresh and light meals, and what’s better than a refreshing fruit salad on a hot day? Adding a twist to a regular fruit salad by adding goat cheese and serving it with a Gose beer can elevate the whole experience.

What is Gose?

In case you haven’t heard of Gose before, let me introduce you to this German-style beer. Gose is a sour and a bit salty beer, making it a perfect pairing with fruity and tangy salads. It’s brewed with malted wheat that gives it a cloudy look, along with coriander and sea salt.

The Fruit Salad Recipe

Now let’s dive into the fruit salad recipe. You’ll need:

  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Start by cutting the cantaloupe and honeydew melon into bite-size cubes. Add them to a large mixing bowl. Add the raspberries, blueberries, and sliced strawberries to the bowl. Mix gently with a spoon.

The Goat Cheese Dressing

In a separate bowl, mix 4 oz. of goat cheese with 1/4 cup of water. Mix well until the goat cheese is almost liquified. Add a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of honey to the mix. Mix again until everything is combined.

The Final Touches

Finely chop 1/4 cup of pistachios. Add the dressing to the fruit salad and mix well. Sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top of the salad along with fresh mint leaves.

The Perfect Pairing

Now for the perfect pairing, open a cold bottle of Gose and pour it into a pint glass or beer mug. The sourness of the beer will complement the sweetness of the fruit while the saltiness will bring out the flavors of both the fruit and the goat cheese dressing.


In just a few steps, you have a healthy yet indulgent fruit salad paired with a refreshing beer. This recipe is perfect for a summer party or a quick lunch option. Don’t hesitate to try it out and let me know what you think! Cheers!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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