We use Wisconsin goat cheese because of its mild flavor and freshness: However, if you have a favorite chèvre, that would work as well. We often vary the nuts from hazelnuts to walnuts, pecans, or black and white sesame seeds. This salad is best prepared in individual portions, just before serving.
1/2 cup finely chopped, roasted hazelnuts
6 ounces chèvre
assorted greens: spinach, watercress, lettuce, etc.
2 apples or pears, sliced
fresh strawberries, raspberries, or grape clusters (optional)
Place the finely chopped, roasted hazelnuts in a flat bowl.
Divide the cheese into 4 equal pieces. Roll the cheese into balls....