Mafalde With Mature Goat’s Cheese And Walnut Pesto

27 May 2024 — Dinner, Lunch, Salad

Mafalde with mature goats’ cheese and walnut pesto


400g Mafalde pasta

200g mature goat’s cheese, crumbled

1 cup walnuts, toasted

2 cups fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

How to make it

Goat’s cheese and walnut offers a delightful blend of earthy, nutty, and cheesy notes, harmonizing with every delicious bite in this recipe.

This recipe recommends matured goat’s cheese, so we recommend Ragstone Log or Selles Sur Cher AOC.

  • Cook the Mafalde pasta according to package instructions until al dente
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
  • In a food processor, combine toasted walnuts, basil leaves, minced garlic, and crumbled goat’s cheese
  • Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped
  • With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth consistency
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Toss the cooked Mafalde pasta with the prepared pesto, adding reserved pasta water as needed to create a creamy coating
  • Serve the Mafalde with an extra sprinkle of crumbled mature goats’ cheese and grated Parmesan on top

Original Mafalde With Mature Goat’s Cheese And Walnut Pesto recipe from Great British Chefs

Goat’s Cheese and nuts are an excellent combination. Try them in this Roasted Beetroot Salad and Walnuts and Dazel Ash Log recipe, or Ragstone Log and pistachio balls.

If you love goat’s cheese, how about trying these recipes:

Goats’ Cheese Toasts with Sticky Fig Relish – make a truly simple yet delicious lunch

Goats’ Cheese Puff Pastry Pizza with Chunky Tomato Chutney – the perfect light summer dish.


1 thought on “Mafalde With Mature Goat’s Cheese And Walnut Pesto

  1. Love this recipie.

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