Goat cheese appetizers and goat cheese, or chevre as it is said in France, seems to have taken the world by storm as of late.
It has several varieties from fresh, soft, and creamy to aged, crumbly, or hard.
It has a rich, tangy taste because it is made with goat milk.
It fits the eating plans of those who are looking to reduce calories since it has significantly fewer calories than cheeses made of cow’s milk.
It has also been described as grassy or earthy but it really all depends upon how it is produced.
Some cheeses like cheddar or brie can be made with cow’s milk or goat’s milk.
It is a bit on the pricey side because goats do not necessarily produce milk year-round unless herds are carefully rotated.
Some folks do not tolerate the smell well, but that can be worked around with creative goat cheese appetizer recipes.
Goat cheese does get soft but does not particularly melt well.
I am sure you are wondering how to serve goat cheese.
It is quite flexible and can be served warm or cold and really shines in appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, finger foods, snacks, and charcuterie boards.
Here I have gathered 15 ideas that could be goat cheese snacks or a goat cheese appetizer.
Some of these would be great to serve for a brunch get-together like the Puff Pastry Appetizers With Goat Cheese And Jam, the Strawberry And Goat Cheese Bruschetta, and the Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer.
If you are new to using it, I would suggest picking an appetizer using goat cheese that has other ingredients you enjoy.
I’m partial to the Spinach And Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip, #10.
There’s plenty of time to branch out from there!
Baked sweet potato rounds start these goat cheese appetizers off perfectly!
Then, when the toppings get added, that’s where the magic begins!
Goat cheese, candied walnuts or pecans, dried cranberries with a bit of wild honey, and some lemon zest are the toppings that follow the recipe.
Of course, improvising with your own toppings is encouraged.
When serving, orange-infused olive oil and balsamic glaze can be drizzled on top and along with fresh basil leaves.
They look lovely and taste heavenly!
Crostini bread is the base of these goat cheese snacks or appetizers!
Trust me, when you make a recipe like this at home, not only are you saving money over dining at a restaurant but your confidence as a chef is boosted!
The toppings here are goat cheese, sweet apricot preserves, chopped pistachios, and fresh mint.
So bake up those bread slices, whisk the goat cheese before spreading on and sprinkle on those flavorful toppings!
When you want warm goat cheese appetizer recipes, look no further than this one with roasted tomatoes!
The reason for roasting the tomatoes is to bring out their natural sugar and concentrate their flavor!
The best tomatoes for this recipe would be cherry or grape size.
First, the tomatoes are toasted in a baking dish with oil and Italian seasoning.
Next, the goat cheese log is added for another stretch of baking.
Last, it is drizzled with a balsamic reduction.
Chopped parsley or basil adds a really nice touch!
No one can stay away!
For low-carb snacks with goat cheese, sliced cucumber appetizers will certainly do the trick!
These adorable tasty snacks are most definitely easy to assemble and they are quite refreshing!
Start with circles of cucumbers to the thickness you desire.
The mixture to pipe or spoon on top is a combination of avocado, goat cheese, lemon juice, salt, and a dash of tabasco sauce.
Garnish each one with a sun-dried tomato or roasted red pepper and fresh parsley.
As you know, avocado turns quickly so serving immediately is best.
When plated they look SO classy!
This three-ingredient appetizer using goat cheese is easy to make and even easier to serve.
After dethawing the puff pastry, cut it into two by two-inch squares.
Place each square in a mini muffin tin and top it with a spoonful of your favorite jam and some crumbles of goat cheese.
Bake and slide out of the tin quickly, rinsing the pan immediately before any jam has time to harden up.
The hardest decision here is which fruit jam to choose from: strawberry, apricot, blackberry, cherry, fig, or orange.
Light and lovely!
Wondering how to serve goat cheese?
Here’s a great idea!
Stuffed mini peppers!
Oh, my word they are so very easy to put together!
Gather some mini peppers of various colors like red, orange, and yellow.
Wash them, slice in half, scoop out the seeds and extra flesh, and pat dry.
Fill each one with goat cheese using a small spoon.
Finally, sprinkle each one with a generous shake of Everything Bagel seasoning.
Bake and broil for the last couple of minutes.
Bonus that these are low-carb so enjoy every bite!
Next up is a goat cheese app that is called bruschetta but is nothing like the one you are used to enjoying at an Italian restaurant.
Here sweet strawberries, tart balsamic, earthy goat cheese, and fresh basil combine for a wonderful mouthful.
Kinda like an appetizer and dessert all rolled into one.
Served up on a lovely baguette, sliced, brushed with olive oil, and baked.
Next, come the toppings.
Yes, they will ask if there is more!
Mushrooms stuffed with cheese are literally match-made in heaven.
And these goat cheese appetizers do exactly that and then some!
It all begins with removing the stems from the mushrooms and coating them in olive oil and balsamic.
Spoon the goat cheese into the mushroom and sprinkle a topping made of parsley, bread crumbs, and melted butter on top.
Bake for a bit and serve warm!
Mushrooms may have met their match!
Baked goat cheese snacks are warm and yummy and comforting, especially if they are cheese balls!
In this case, goat cheese balls!
So let’s get into this!
Divide and roll the cheese into balls.
Combine crushed walnuts and panko in a bowl and whisk eggs in another.
Dip the cheese balls in the egg and then the panko and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for thirty minutes.
Spray with olive oil before baking for eight minutes.
Drizzle with honey just before serving!
These are glorious!
A familiar one here of spinach and artichoke goat cheese appetizer recipes.
It is warm and gooey and delightfully different from the usual.
Whether you serve it with slices of bread or sturdy chips or crackers, this baking dish dip will be completely consumed in no time flat!
The recipe is a rich mixture of freshly cooked spinach, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, goat cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, salt, and pepper all mashed together and baked till bubbly.
This could quickly become your go-to appetizer!
Here comes another three-ingredient recipe for snacks with goat cheese!
It’s a serious snack or appetizer when there is a toothpick stuck through it!
We all know how I love bacon so combining salty, tart, and sweet altogether sounds like a perfect recipe to me!
Cut the dates in half and de-seed, then fill each with goat cheese.
Last, roll the date in a piece of bacon just so it reaches a little bit more than once around so it can be secured with a toothpick.
Bake turning at least once so bacon crisps on both sides.
If you’re feeling daring, add a honey bourbon glaze on top for that something extra!
This puff pastry appetizer using goat cheese delivers a little something different from the fruit-focused ones before.
Following the instructions, combine fresh pear slices, goat cheese crumbles, and a little crushed red pepper for baking.
After they come out of the oven puffed up and golden brown, add a prosciutto slice on top and drizzle on some honey and fresh thyme leaves.
Excellent flavors and textures here.
Never thought you could get a goat cheese app on the table in fifteen minutes?
Well, with this one you totally can!
Put blueberries in a small saucepan and add rosemary, honey, salt, and balsamic vinegar and cook while stirring for about ten minutes.
In a bowl beat together goat cheese and cream cheese.
Then, simply spread the mixture over a small dish and top with the cooled blueberries!
Serve with bread or crackers.
Amazing and delightful!
Similar to how to serve goat cheese in mushrooms or mini peppers, these stuffed cherry tomatoes are perfect bite-size appetizers of goodness!
The goat cheese mix includes fresh basil, salt, and pepper together.
Then it is time to prepare the cherry tomatoes.
Slice off the top and with the smallest measuring spoon, scoop out the insides.
Similarly, fill them back up with the goat cheese mixture.
It is a bit tedious but totally worth it.
Once on a serving plate, sprinkle chives on top and watch them disappear!
The final recipe in this post of goat cheese appetizers is adorable phyllo shells filled with a delicious goat cheese mixture.
This mixture includes Greek yogurt, pecorino romano, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, salt, and pepper.
Wait until you need them to fill the mini phyllo shells and bake so they do not risk getting soft.
Can be topped with extra sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and basil.
The bottom line
Goat cheese appetizers come in all types!
Some are sweet, some salty, some warm, and some cold.
But delicious would describe most goat cheese appetizer recipes.
I love how every recipe brings out different flavors and textures!
Here’s to great appetizers and gatherings!
- Sweet Potato Rounds With Goat Cheese Appetizers
- Goat Cheese And Apricot Crostini With Pistachios And Mint
- Baked Goat Cheese Dip With Roasted Tomatoes
- Avocado Goat Cheese Cucumber Appetizers
- Puff Pastry Appetizers With Goat Cheese And Jam
- Goat Cheese Mini Stuffed Peppers
- Strawberry And Goat Cheese Bruschetta
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
- Crispy Baked Goat Cheese Balls
- Spinach And Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
- Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese
- Pear, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese, And Honey Tarts
- Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
- Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Goat Cheese Bites
- Pick one or more options from our list of goat cheese appetizers here!
- Start creating your new favorite dish.
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