Festive Goat Cheese Log
Have you been adventurous and tried Goat Cheese?
Goat cheese is a staple at my home and I use it regularly in my meal preparation.
If you’re in need of a super quick appetizer, this is it. This recipe calls for toasting pecans to chop and put on top of your Goat cheese log, but you can get this to the table without turning on the oven.
This is one of those recipes where you can let your creativity flow. If you’ve made the cranberry relish, spoon some across the top of this goat cheese log for a sweet combination.
There are tons of wonderful variations you can create with just a few simple ingredients. For example, you can use toasted walnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pine nuts, or pistachios instead of pecans. You can also eliminate the nuts completely and use your favorite fresh herbs, edible flowers or dried fruits, such as cranberries, apricots, or figs.
Prepare your tray with multiple goat cheese logs in the center and then surround with your favorite party cracker or vegetable crudités. Simple, quick, and delicious.
Tip: Regular kitchen knives can “squish” the log into awkward shapes while cutting. Use dental floss to slice logs into uniform, round slices instead. However, be sure to use non-mint flavored floss when you do!
If you want to make several varieties, it is more cost-effective to buy the larger 11 oz. goat cheese logs and cut them into 3 smaller logs.
Festive Goat Cheese
Prepare your goat cheese with a variety of toppings for a flavor filled tray.
- 1 4 oz Goat Cheese Log, chilled
- 2 Tbsp Local Honey
- 2/3 cup Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spread pecans on rimmed baking sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes. Remove halfway through and flip the pecans with a spatula to toast evenly. Remove from oven and cool completely before chopping.
Remove goat cheese log from package and drizzle with honey. Gently spread honey with your fingers until the entire surface is evenly covered.
Pour chopped pecans onto a small clean plate. Gently roll the honey-coated goat cheese log in the nuts until entire surface is coated. Apply gentle pressure with your fingers to fill in any open spaces.
Transfer to serving plate and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator until 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and crudités
Here’s a video showing how to make a Goat Cheese log.