Appetizers Foreplay

Foreplay- Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese


Sometimes it can be hot to just jump right in. Down and dirty, throwing caution to the wind, no frills food eaten purely to satiate yourself isn’t a bad thing. There is a time and place for meals that have no purpose but to satisfy a craving. But more often than not, jumping right in without any prelude will leave you feeling dissatisfied. One of the most important factors in achieving foodgasm is to put yourself in the right frame of mind. Set the mood.

It may sound cliche but stereotypes exist for a reason. Butter me up with a smattering of cheese, kisses of caviar and a good rub(bed meat) and I’m much more likely to let go of inhibitions and jump into the main course with an open mind and heightened nerves. In fact, foreplay done right can be a foodgasm of it’s own (foodgasming early is okay, as long as your able to rally) rolling you into a crazy awe-inspired night. You may even forget there was ever anything else and indulge yourself in small bites for hours on end. Lots of tiny foodgasms are more than equal to one big one.

When it comes to foreplay there are  a few things to keep in mind.

1.Be bold

Yes, it involves a certain amount of holding back but you can say a lot in a little bite. Pack it full of scintillating flavors, kinky textures and exotic plating.

2. Tell a story

Good foreplay, sets the tone in more than one way. Not only does it relax the nerves and put you in the right frame of mind for food to come, it also subtly tells you partner(s) what you’re in the mood for.

I’m sure you already have your own foreplay tricks, but if you’re feeling stuck in the department and are looking for a little inspiration these bacon wrapped date with goat have a history of inspiring some very foodrotic nights.

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Sweet crevasses filled with  tangy cream and wrapped in thick meaty bacon, finished with a sticky balsamic glaze.


  • Large dates
  • Goat cheese
  • Bacon
  • Balsamic


  1. Get hot- preheat oven to 400
  2. Spread Open- remove pits from dates and cut to form a nice crevasse
  3. Stuff- Fill the dates with a helping of goat cheese
  4. Wrap it- Wrap the dates in bacon
  5. Slide in- Place in oven and cook for 12 minutes
  6. Pull out- Plate on a nice plate and drizzle with balsamic
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