A Chèvre Cheese spread is one of the easiest appetizers you’ll ever make! With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes hands on time you’ll have a Goat Cheese Spread that will have everyone talking!
There’s a little wine bar just 10 minutes from the lake cottage that offers an array of amazing appetizers, including this chèvre cheese spread. It’s a warm Goat Cheese Spread covered in crushed pistachios, fig jam and served with crostini.
It’s so incredibly easy to make, yet so memorable! It’s beautiful, flavorful and perfect for just about any occasion.
This Goat Cheese Spread comes together in just 3 minutes hands on time and ** minutes altogether making it the perfect appetizer for parties.
Soft cheese often just feels more elegant to serve to guests because it has such a beautiful texture and presentation. I tend to gravitate toward goat cheese not only for it’s flavor, but because it is often tolerated by those who are dairy free. This Goat Cheese Log is also gluten-free and full of protein.
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What is Chèvre Cheese?
Chèvre is French for goat’s cheese. Goat’s milk (and hence, goat cheese) is lower in fat and higher in Vitamin A and potassium than cheese made from cow’s milk. It’s an artisan, flavorful cheese that makes an incredible base for this easy appetizer recipe.
It’s a beautiful addition to a cheese board but also stands alone. The sweet and savory flavors of chèvre cheese paired with salty pistachios and sweet fig jam are out of this world.
You can purchase goat cheese at almost any grocery store. I tend to purchase mine at Trader Joe’s because it’s so inexpensive there.
How to Make Goat Cheese Spread
- Bring goat cheese to room temperature.
- Crush pistachios with a fork or put them in a food processor to crush them.
- Roll or press crushed pistachios onto your goat cheese log and place in a baking dish.
- While warm, cover in fig jam using a spreader.
Tips For Enjoying This Goat Cheese Log
It’s perfect to spread on crostini, toast or bagels. It also pairs beautifully with a variety of fruits and vegetables, which makes a well-rounded presentation.
It makes a fun and festive appetizer for the holidays but is delicious year round.
Don’t like the sweet flavor of the fig jam? Try adding sun-dried tomatoes or fresh herbs instead.
This Goat Cheese Log pairs incredibly well with red wines like Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel.
Have leftovers? Add to a salad! You won’t regret enjoying it on a bed of greens!
If you try this goat cheese log recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Please come back and leave a 5 star review in the comments, or share on social and pin on Pinterest!
More Cheese Appetizers
Do you love cheesy appetizers as much as I do? You’ll enjoy the following options too!
- This bacon cheese dip is one of my most popular recipes ever!
- Try this whipped goat cheese spread for a light and creamy option.
- This baked goat cheese is embellished with puff pastry…so good!
- This adorable reindeer cheddar cheese ball is so perfect for the holidays!
- Elevated classic Cheese and Crackers are such a crowd pleaser!
Chèvre Cheese (Goat Cheese Spread)
- 8 oz goat cheese softened
- 1/2 c pistachios crushed
- 1/4 c fig jam
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll goat cheese in pistachios. Place in a baking dish.
- Bake 10 minutes.
- Cover in fig jam and serve with crostini and crackers.