In this video, you’ll see how to make a Caprese salad starring baked goat cheese! Yes, fresh goat cheese is the luxuriously creamy secret ingredient here, combining with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. You’ll build these salads in individual ramekins, finishing with a round of goat cheese, a sprinkle of cracked black pepper, basil, and a splash of olive oil. The ramekins spend 15 minutes or so in a hot oven, just enough time to turn the goat cheese bubbly and beautiful. Gorgeous, impressive, and impossibly easy to prepare, this is a version of insalata Caprese that clearly focuses on the cheese. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for Baked Goat Cheese Caprese Salad. Serve this creamy, luxurious appetizer with toasts, crostini, or crackers.