When compared to cow milk products like cream cheese (a popular ingredient in many dips), goat cheese is lower in fat, calories, and cholesterol. It also provides more calcium and fewer carbs.
Heat a small saucepan over low heat; add goat cheese and skim milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking until goat cheese is melted. Add butter, whisking well. Season with salt, pepper, and freshly ground cumin; stir in chopped chives and minced shallots. Serve with raw vegetables.
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