Baked goat cheese is an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer hat looks as good as it tastes! It’s easy-to-serve made with just four ingredients and takes just five minutes hands on time!

Creamy goat cheese is baked in light and fluffy puff pastry, drizzled with honey and served with crackers, crostini and fruits. It’s a fun twist on Baked Brie – everyone’s favorite entertaining appetizer!

Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.
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If you’re looking for a fabulous crowd-pleasing appetizer, you’re in the right place. While this is delicious during the fall and winter months, it can actually be served at any time of year.

Just switch up your fruit, veggies and crackers for a more seasonal style. You won’t be disappointed in this one!

Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.

Baked Goat Cheese

This is one of the most popular appetizers that I’ve ever served. It’s delicious every single time, and bakes up beautifully. Serve it at a casual party or at something more elegant – either way, it’s a surefire success!

Why You’ll Love It

  • Sweet and Savory – This tangy goat cheese appetizer is the perfect blend of sweet honey and savory goat cheese! 
  • Easy – You only need 5 simple ingredients.
  • Perfect for Entertaining – It’s a quick, easy, beautiful crowd-pleaser. Make it ahead and bake just before serving!
Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.

Ingredients and Substitutions

See the printable recipe card for complete ingredients and instructions.

  • Puff Pastry – Fresh or frozen puff pastry both work well in this easy recipe.
  • Goat Cheese – Goat cheese is so flavorful, plain works really well, but you can use honey or herb goat cheese if you prefer.
  • Egg – A blend of egg and water brushed onto the pastry gives it a golden glow while sealing it together.
  • Water
  • Honey – Sweet honey drizzled over the top, just after baking. Top with our whipped honey instead of regular honey to switch things up.
Goat cheese on a cracker with a stem of rosemary to the side

How To Make

  1. Prep – Preheat oven and line baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Roll Pastry – Roll pastry on a floured surface. 
  3. Wrap – Place goat cheese in the center of the puff pastry and fold it over to cover cheese, trimming excess, tucking and pinching dough to seal. 
  4. Make Egg Wash – Beat egg and water in a small bowl. Brush pastry with the mixture to coat all sides. 
  5. Bake – Bake until golden brown.
  6. Drizzle – Top with a drizzle of honey. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears.

Tips

  • Bring frozen puff pastry come to room temperature before rolling for best results.
  • Allow baked goat cheese to stand for 10 minutes before serving. This makes it easier to slice.
  • Serve warm.
Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.
Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.

How to Store

Refrigerate – After it cools, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Reheat

  • Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until warm all the way through.
Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears and crackers for serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe with another type of cheese?

Absolutely! You can use a more mild cheese like cream cheese and feta cheese!

How can I make this recipe more savory?

Instead of drizzling the top of the goat cheese with honey, you can replace it with olive oil, balsamic glaze, fresh basil, and fresh herbs!

Can I use something sweet besides honey to top the goat cheese appetizer?

Of course! You can replace honey with maple syrup, fig jam, or any other sweet topping you like!

Can I make Baked Goat Cheese ahead of time and reheat it later?

Yes! You can warp the cheese ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge for an hour or so. Then, you just have to pop it in the oven for 20 minutes before serving it!

Can this recipe be easily doubled or tripled for a larger crowd?

Absolutely! You just need to purchase several goat cheese logs and make or buy a few puff pastries! Then, you can bake them at the same time!

Goat cheese on a cracker with a stem of rosemary to the side

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Baked goat cheese topped with honey with sliced pears.
4.96 from 22 votes

Baked Goat Cheese

Easy crowd pleasing baked goat cheese and honey appetizer recipe that looks as good as it tastes. It’s an easy to serve appetizer with fruits and crackers.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed according to instructions
  • 11 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey {or to taste}

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Roll thawed pastry on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place goat cheese in the center of the puff pastry and fold pastry over to cover cheese. Trim the excess, tuck and pinch the pastry to seal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water. Brush egg wash onto pastry coating all sides.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving with crackers, crostini and fruit.

Tips

Tips

  • Bring frozen puff pastry come to room temperature before rolling for best results.
  • Allow baked goat cheese to stand for 10 minutes before serving. This makes it easier to slice.
  • Serve warm.
Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is an awesome substitute for a friend who can’t have soft cow cheese…but is okay with goat cheese! It’s a treat for our holiday celebration. Thank you for this post!

  2. Can I roll the goat cheese in the puff pasty and then refrigerate until ready to bake later that day?