Chèvre Cheese (Goat Cheese Spread)

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  • 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!

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    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.

    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.

    goat cheese spread on a platter

    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. pistachios chevre cheese
    • Roll or press crushed pistachios onto your goat cheese log and place in a baking dish. how to make chevre cheese appetizer
    • Bake.
    • While warm, cover in fig jam using a spreader. chevre cheese covered in pistachios and fig jam

    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!

    goat cheese spread on crostini

    Do you love cheesy appetizers as much as I do? You’ll enjoy the following options too!

    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!

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    Chèvre Cheese (Goat Cheese Spread)

    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!

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword easy appetizer, goat cheese, nuts
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 16
    Calories 68 kcal
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 8 oz goat cheese softened
    • 1/2 c pistachios crushed
    • 1/4 c fig jam

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Roll goat cheese in pistachios. Place in a baking dish.

      how to make chevre cheese appetizer
    3. Bake 10 minutes.

    4. Cover in fig jam and serve with crostini and crackers.

      chevre cheese covered in pistachios and fig jam
    Nutrition Facts
    Chèvre Cheese (Goat Cheese Spread)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 68 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Cholesterol 6mg 2%
    Sodium 53mg 2%
    Potassium 45mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 3.2%
    Vitamin C 0.6%
    Calcium 2.5%
    Iron 2.4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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