Yup, you read that right. One day, some marvelous comfort food-lovin’ American declared that August was going to be National Goat Cheese Month. And for that, we are forever grateful. We know that tasty flavor can be strong. But fear not! Here are 20 beautiful and balanced ways to start celebrating this glorious month of goat cheese.

1. Watermelon, Fig + Goat Cheese Salad: This watermelon and goat cheese combo is one of the most refreshing salads you’ll ever try. It’s the perfect picnic basket ingredient. (via Cook Shoot Blog)

2. Goat Cheese, Honey + Pistachio Cheesecake With Meyer Lemon Cream: Looking for a rich and delicious dessert to serve at your next dinner party? You’ve found it right here. (via The Kitchn)

3. Marinated Beet Salad With Goat Cheese + Pistachios: Put those white clothes away! This nutrient-rich beet salad is all you’ll want to eat for days. (via Taste Food)

4. Goat Cheese Stuffed Apricots With Honey: Oh man. Juicy apricots filled with creamy goat cheese and topped with sugary, drizzled honey? We’re drooling. (via Domestic Fits)

5. Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Honey + Almond Panini: Figs and goat cheese are like the Angie and Brad of fruit and cheese combinations. Their contrasting flavors just go together so well. (via Aggie’s Kitchen)

6. Spinach, Tomato + Goat Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti squash isn’t something that you hear about all that much, but it’ll definitely be making more appearances in your kitchen after you try this recipe out. We’re suckers for stuffed vegetable dishes. (via BS’ in the Kitchen)

7. Flatbread With Goat Cheese + Caramelized Onions: So simple, yet so tasty. Just the way we like it. (via Garnish with Lemon)

8. Grilled Peach Salad With Prosciutto + Goat Cheese: It’s still summer, folks! Grill it all up while you can. (via Everyday Southwest)

9. Goat Cheese + Strawberry Bruschetta: Goat cheese is apparently a really great binding factor between sweet and savory foods. This strawberry bruschetta is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. (via Driscoll’s)

10. Potato, Squash + Goat Cheese Gratin: We heart all kinds of cheese, but potatoes and squash definitely need a bolder-tasting variety to liven them up. That’s where goat cheese swoops in to save the day! (via The Kitchn)

11. Goat Cheese + Tomato Salad Bruschetta: We’re really excited about trying out that strawberry bruschetta, but we’ve still got a soft spot for the more traditional tomato variety. (via Spoon and Chair)

12. Caramelized Onion, Butternut + Goat Cheese Pizza: This pizza is so gosh darn beautiful. And, as if it could possibly get anymore interesting, the crust is grain-free. (via Natural Noshing)

13. Stuffed Pepper With Goat Cheese + Sage: These stuffed peppers are some of the easiest to make, and are the tastiest hors d’oeuvres you’ll ever come across. You might need to make a lot though, beause these’ll be gobbled up pretty quickly. (via Horses + Heels)

14. Warm Leek + Goat Cheese Dip: We know it’s summer, but we absolutely love dips that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You could even serve this one with some freshly cut veggies to keep it light. (via Ryan Bakes)

15. Kale Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato + Goat Cheese Pasta: Kale, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese are definitely a new combination to us. We can’t wait to try this out! (via Little Leopard Book)

16. Apple + Goat Cheese Turnovers: Turnovers are always a fun treat to enjoy. They’re like mini handheld pies! (via Treat Bake)

17. Farro, Cranberry + Goat Cheese Salad: Don’t know what farro is? That’s okay — we’ll fill you in! It’s a super nutty tasting grain that you’ll L-O-V-E. (via Life’s Ambrosia)

18. Strawberry + Goat Cheese Guacamole: Strawberries in guacamole?! But it works so well because the sweetness really balances out the saltiness of the goat cheese. Bust out the tortilla chips! (via Two Peas + Their Pod)

19. Roasted Zucchini, Black Bean + Goat Cheese Enchiladas: This vegetarian recipe is full of bright colors, handy protein and good nutrients. Plus it’s finger-lickin’ good. (via Sprouted Kitchen)

20. Beet + Goat Cheese Hummus: You might need to buy those beets in bulk, because this hummus is so pretty. And, you know, it’s delicious, too. (via A Beautiful Mess)

How will you be celebrating National Goat Cheese Month? Drop us a line in the comments below or on Facebook!