We love this very simple and classic Chèvre and berry salad. We try using the highest quality ingredients to be paired with our fluffy Chèvre. Substitute the strawberries for any fresh berry, and substitute the lettuce and/or spinach for any fresh greens! Below are two easy and delicious dressing recipes to try for variety this summer.

Our delicious, mild and creamy fresh Chèvre is the ultimate representation of spring cheesemaking. Making its way from our milking parlor to your plate in less than one week, this soft white cheese speaks freshness. Our chèvre is made from the first milk of the season.


1-6 oz. bag Baby Spinach

1 cup fresh Strawberries, sliced

½ cup Candied Pecans

⅓ cup Balsamic Vinaigrette (can use bottled, but prefer to make Stepladder Creamery’s recipe for Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette) - see recipe below!

½ cup Stepladder Creamery Fresh Chèvre, crumbled

Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries and pecans

  2. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the salad, season with kosher salt and black pepper and toss well

  3. Plate salad and top with crumbled Stepladder Creamery Fresh Chèvre

    Yield: Serves 2 as entree or 4 as starter

    Buy online here, or find at a farmer's market in California this summer.


Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

**Re-use a Stepladder Marinated Fromage Blanc jar**
  • 3 parts Olea Farms arbequina olive oil 
  • 1 part Olea Farms traditional balsamic oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 3 medium garlic cloves finely minced 
  • 4 large basil leaves finely minced
  • 3 springs of curly parsley fine minced
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste 
Simple Balsamic dressing
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds - 1 minute until totally combined! 

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