Boysenberry Wine Compote with Goat Cheese and BasilHere's one for your summer-party recipe stash. Wine and black pepper make the compote sophisticated, and you can put the whole thing together in minutes--for guests to serve themselves.
Herb Goat CheeseZest, chop, and roll this goat cheese log into fresh herbs--then serve with crackers.
Goat Cheese Log with Muscadine JellyFor a super-easy appetizer, coat a log of goat cheese with chopped pecans and serve with muscadine jelly and crackers. This recipe includes directions for making the muscadine jelly, but you could use a jar of store-bought fruit preserves. If you’re giving jars of homemade muscadine jelly for holiday gifts, this would be a great recipe to attach to the jar.
Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey and PepperBefore roasting, sandwich figs with goat cheese and drizzle them with honey. Serve with baguette slices for a delicious appetizer.
Herbed Goat Cheese BitesRoll a log of goat cheese in fresh herbs, and then spread the goat cheese mixture into toasted baguette cups. Top with sun-dried tomato and basil for a colorful, hand-held appetizer. You can make the herbed goat cheese up to a day ahead.
Sweet-'n'-Salty Honey Cheese SpreadTransform a simple log of goat cheese into an impressive party appetizer by rolling the log of cheese in sunflower seeds and drizzling with honey. Serve with fresh berries and crackers.
Goat Cheese TortaMake an impressive but easy appetizer by layering a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese with pesto and pressing into a small bowl. To serve, simply invert the bowl onto a platter and serve with crackers. The recipe includes directions for making homemade pesto, but it works just as well with store-bought refrigerated pesto.
Honey-Peppered Goat Cheese with Fig BalsamicSlice a log of goat cheese into rounds and drizzle with olive oil, honey and fig balsamic vinegar for an elegant, 6-ingredient appetizer. Serve with cracker bread or baguette slices.
Mushroom and Goat Cheese BruschettaTop bread with goat cheese and a flavorful mushroom mixture to make a tasty appetizer.
Baked Goat Cheese DipBake a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese and top with a spicy tomato mixture for a warm dip that’s great for entertaining. You can assemble this dip ahead and freeze for up to 1 month.
Black Pepper-Goat Cheese LogKeep a few logs of goat cheese in the refrigerator during the holidays and you'll always be ready with a quick appetizer. All you have to do is sprinkle the cheese with pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
Goat Cheese, Artichoke, and Olive BruschettaAs delicious as they are, artichokes have a compound that makes wine taste sweet. Tangy goat cheese brings both into balance.
Goat Cheese SpreadLayer pesto, sun-dried tomato, and a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese for an impressive appetizer with Mediterranean flavors. Serve with French bread slices or crackers.
Goat Cheese-Pecan Finger SandwichesInstead of pimiento cheese for your party sandwiches, try this filling of creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans. These sandwiches are great with wine for a fun night with the girls.
Goat Cheese-Stuffed DatesGoat cheese and dates have been long-time friends in the culinary world. This appetizer requires very little work, and the sweet-and-savory flavor combination is guaranteed to satisfy a crowd.
Artichoke-Goat Cheese SpreadMix all ingredients together in a medium bowl and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and WalnutsThis elegant first course showcases a marvelous partnership between slightly bitter endive, creamy goat cheese, and sweet orange juice. From pretty presentation to fantastic flavor, you can't go wrong with this simple appetizer.
Beet and Goat Cheese CrostiniBeets and goat cheese are the hot new couple. They're well-matched because of the beets' earthy sweetness and the cheese's mild tanginess. Short on time? Use canned pickled beets instead of fresh. Prepare the components of this tasty appetizer ahead, and assemble it at the last minute.