Whipped Goat Cheese Spread

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Goat Cheese Spread is an easy goat cheese appetizer made with whipped goat cheese, honey, herbs and fresh cracked pepper. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is always a crowd pleaser!

This is a creamy, airy whipped goat cheese dip that is especially welcomed by guests who are lactose intolerant.

goat cheese spread in a white bowl surrounded by sliced crostini.

This goat cheese appetizer combines sweet and savory in one easy-to-make recipe. When we lived in KC, we frequented a neighborhood restaurant, Rye, and always ordered their Whipped Goat Cheese Spread.

It was so simple, yet so good, we couldn’t resist enjoying it each time with visited.

I love cheesy appetizers, don’t you? In fact, I’m a fan of all the appetizers and I can often make a meal out of them! Don’t skip my recipe round-ups like the Game Day Appetizers, Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes, and the Best Hors D’oeuvres!

Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

Since those days in KC, it’s been one of my go-to easy appetizer recipes. We can’t get enough, and it’s easy to make whether it’s for a planned occasion or an impromptu get together.

Why You’ll Love this Whipped Goat Cheese

  • It’s the perfect snack that pairs well with just about everything!
  • I also love an appetizer that looks as good as it tastes. This Goat Cheese Spread displays beautifully in a small bowl or jar on a platter or cutting board with crostini. Either way, it looks elegant, yet is so effortless.
  • It’s great for guests who have a dairy or lactose intolerance.
  • When paired with veggies for dipping, this is also a lower carb appetizer!
Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.
Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

Goat Cheese Spread Ingredients

  • Goat Cheese – I always buy a log or disk of fresh goat cheese. It’s sometimes labeled as chevre cheese, too!
  • Honey – to lightly sweeten this whipped goat cheese
  • Cracked Pepper – for flavor and a touch of vibrant contrast.
  • Rosemary – fresh herbs are best for this recipe because of their beauty, scent and flavor. However, dried works as well if that’s what you have on hand.

Variations

  • Don’t love goat cheese? Make this recipe with cream cheese instead. Get all my tips for how to soften cream cheese quickly!
  • Switch up the herbs. Try this whipped goat cheese with basil, oregano or thyme, to name a few!
  • Try with maple syrup in place of honey for more of a fall-inspired spin.
Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

How to Make Goat Cheese Spread

  • Bring goat cheese to room temperature (about an hour).
  • Using a small bowl and spoon, whip by hand until almost silky smooth OR using your whisk attachment on your mixer {recommended for 16 oz or more}, gradually increase speed to 3 until smooth.
  • Swirl into a jar or bowl.
  • Drizzle honey around the exterior of the bowl and spiral in.
  • Add your favorite herbs and fresh cracked pepper.

how to make goat cheese spread

Tips

  • To double or triple this recipe for a crowd, simply use the 1x2x3x tab in the printable recipe card! It will multiply the ingredients for you, no math required!
  • Buy good quality goat cheese! Because this recipe is so simple, quality ingredients will shine.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – for up to one week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – While you can freeze goat cheese, I don’t recommend freezing this whipped goat cheese dip. It won’t hold the airy, light and soft texture in the same way!
Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

What to Do with Leftovers

Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

Serving Suggestions

  • You can serve this Whipped Goat Cheese Spread with store bought or homemade crostini. Get the easy 5 minute crostini recipe here.
  • Serve it with veggies like strips of peppers, celery, carrots, and more, for a lower carb serving suggestion.
Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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Whipped goat cheese spread in a white bowl on a white platter full of sliced crostini.

Whipped Goat Cheese Spread

Author: Julie Blanner
Goat Cheese Spread is an easy goat cheese appetizer made with whipped goat cheese, honey, herbs and fresh cracked pepper. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is always a crowd pleaser, {even among those who are lactose intolerant}.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon  honey
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • cracked pepper

Instructions
 

  • Using a small bowl and spoon, whip by hand until almost silky smooth OR using your whisk attachment on your mixer {recommended if you double the recipe}, gradually increase speed to 3 until smooth.
  • Swirl goat cheese into a jar or bowl.
  • Drizzle honey around the exterior of the bowl and spiral in.
  • Add rosemary and fresh cracked pepper.

Notes

You can adjust honey to taste
Use your favorite herbs – chives or basil also work well
For best results, use fresh herbs
Set a peppercorn cracker on the largest setting for thick flakes of black pepper

Nutrition

Calories:83kcalCarbohydrates:2gProtein:5gFat:6gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:13mgSodium:104mgPotassium:7mgSugar:2gVitamin A:293IUCalcium:40mgIron:1mg
5 from 1 vote
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