Goat Cheese No-Bake Cheesecake (with Strawberry Option)

Slightly adapted from this amazing blog: https://eatbeautiful.net/2017/07/30/saffron-vanilla-no-bake-cheesecake-g...

Crust:
2 cups macadamia nuts
4 dates
6 tbsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Chevre (Soft Goat Cheese) Filling:
2 11-ounce chèvre logs at room temperature
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup maple syrup OR 1/4 cup raw honey
1-1/2 teaspoons gelatin
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
(2.5 oz. freeze dried strawberry powder)

To Make Crust:

Process nuts, dates, cinnamon, and ghee together until crumbly (but not too smooth! You don’t want nutbutter); press into a 9-inch pan and refrigerate until needed.



To Make Filling and Assemble Cake:

Place chevre into food processor or blender. 

Pour water into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over its surface and allow to "bloom" for one minute. Stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes until mixture is steamy and foamy, showing that gelatin has dissolved. 

Add all remaining ingredients to food processor or blender: sweetener, gelatin water, vanilla, and strawberry powder (if using). 

Pulse until fully combined. You may need to stop and start a few times and scrape the bowl with a spatula to get it fully mixed.

Pour filling into crust and smooth the top surface. 

Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.