Ripe, juicy fresh summer fruit topped with Goat Cheese Mousse Romanoff is a dessert that’s stunningly simple, yet elegant. Visit your local farmer’s market to find the freshest goat cheese such as the one we use from Goatilicious of New Braunfels, TX. The flavor of locally produced cheeses will vary with terroir and seasons — as in wine production.

Prep time:5 minutes
Inactive time:1 hour
Servings:6 – 8



  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 4 – 5 ounces Chevre (soft Goat Cheese) at room temperature
  • ¼ cup Heavy (Whipping) Cream
  • ½  cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 ounce Brandy or Cognac


zest of 1 medium Orange

Fruit and serving options

  • Fruit(s) of choice: Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries
  • Vanilla cake, Angel Food cake, Ladyfingers or Shortbread (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients through brandy and beat with an electric mixer until all ingredients are well integrated and mixture is smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until well chilled.
  2. Serve over fresh fruit and, if desired, cake or shortbread.

Make ahead

Goat cheese mixture can be made up to 3 days ahead.

Wine Pairing Guide

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Look for Methode Champenoise or Traditional Method stated on the label. Another option is Pet-Nat (petillant naturel) wine, produced in the artisanale or rurale style.
France: Champagne, Crémant, Mousseux
Germany: Sekt
Italy: Asti Spumante, Prosecco, Prosecco Rosé
Spain: Cava
Late Harvest Riesling
France: Sauternes, Barsac, Cadillac, Monbazillac
Germany: Ice wines, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese Riesling
Hungary: Tokaji
Italy: Vino Santo
Spain: Cream Sherry, Port, Pedro Ximenez (PX)