Whipped Goat Cheese Spread is an elegant, yet easy appetizer made with just 3 ingredients! Sweet and savory goat cheese and honey swirled into a luxuriously creamy spread blended with fresh herbs is irresistible. You’ll want to spread it on everythingcrostini, fruits, veggies, bagels, crackers, sandwiches, wraps and more!

Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.
Want to save this?
Enter your email below and I’ll send it to you!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Whipped Goat Cheese

Goat cheese, also known as chèvre, at room temperature, is whipped by hand, mixer, blender or food processor to add air, resulting in a silky smooth consistency and light texture.

Inspired by my favorite Kansas City restaurant, Rye, I developed this simple goat cheese spread recipe so I could savor the flavor when we relocated to St. Louis 10 years ago! It’s my go to goat cheese appetizer.

It’s deceivingly quick and easy to make, making it perfect for parties, impromptu get togethers or an easy snack. Serve it warm or room temperature, as a spread or a whipped goat cheese dip! It’s always a crowd pleaser!

As a former event planner and entertaining enthusiast, I specialize in quick, easy, last-minute, make ahead recipes that make entertaining feel effortless. My catering motto was “food should look as it tastes” and this appetizer is no exception!

Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.

Ingredients

All you need to make whipped goat cheese is goat cheese (chèvre), honey, fresh herbs and thick flakes of fresh ground black pepper!

Ingredients for whipped goat cheese dip on a marble countertop.

Variations

Similar to my Whipped Ricotta recipe, this recipe is easily adaptable. You can mix it up in a variety of ways! These are a few of my favorite whipped goat cheese variations.

Honey

Regular honey is amazing, but you can substitute whipped honey to make it even lighter and fluffier, Hot Honey to add a little spice or maple syrup for a hint of fall flavor.

Herbs

Rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano parsley or basil.

Seasonings

Sprinkle on your favorite seasonings! Everything Bagel Seasoning, Oregano Seasoning, Lemon Pepper Seasoning or Ranch Seasoning.

Nuts

Crushed walnuts, pecans or my favorite, pistachios are delicious in this dip!

Meats

Add protein to complement your swirl ins. Prosciutto and bacon are delicious additions.

Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.

How to Make Whipped Goat Cheese

  1. Cream room temperature goat cheese in a food processor, blender, mixer or by hand until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a jar, bowl or shallow dish. Drizzle with honey and swirl in. Top with fresh herbs and black pepper.
  3. Serve with crostini, crackers, fruits, or veggies.
Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.

Dip or Spread Serving Suggestions

  • Crostini
  • Crackers including water crackers, butter crackers, rice crackers or wheat. crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Bagel Chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Pita Bread
  • Fresh Fruit including peaches (my favorite), strawberries, raspberries and apples.
  • Raw Vegetables including cauliflower, broccoli, celery, carrots, peppers and cucumber.
Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.

Serving Suggestions as a Topping, Sauce or Condiment

While I love it as a dip, whipped goat cheese can enhance all of your favorite recipes! Just in case you have leftovers (doubtful!)…

Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.
Whipped goat cheese with honey in a white bowl, on a platter of crostini for dipping.
5 from 6 votes

Whipped Goat Cheese Spread

Whipped goat cheese, blended with honey, herbs and black pepper makes the easiest last-minute crowd pleasing appetizer.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Pin Rate Print
Save this recipe!
Enter your email and I’ll send it to you!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces goat cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • teaspoon ground black pepper thick flakes preferred

Instructions 

Whip Goat Cheese

  • By Hand – In a small bowl, using a spoon, add goat cheese and whip by hand until silky smooth.
    Mixer – In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat goat cheese on low, gradually increase speed to 3 until smooth. *I recommend doubling the recipe for workable volume.
    Food Processor or Blender – Add goat cheese and pulse until smooth.
    8 ounces goat cheese
  • Transfer goat cheese to a small bowl, shallow dish or jar. Drizzle honey around the exterior of the bowl and spiral in. Sprinkle rosemary and fresh cracked pepper and serve.
    1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon rosemary, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Julie’s Tips

Chèvre at room temperature is preferred to whip easily.
Serve room temperature or warm as a spread or dip or enjoy on meats, veggies, salads, sandwiches, wraps, bagels and toasts.
Serve at room temperature up to 2 hours and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature to serve.

Video

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Explore More

More Goat Cheese Appetizers

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe




9 Comments

    1. Hi Krista,
      Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed.
      Have a wonderful week!
      Julie

  1. Goat cheese actually does still contain lactose. So it’s not really better than regular cheese for people who are lactose intolerant. Harder cheeses have less lactose. If someone has a cows milk allergy then they can often have goat cheese because they’re allergic to the protein in cows milk. I’m lactose intolerant and I still need to take a lactaid type enzyme to eat goats cheese but my son who is allergic to dairy is fine with goat milk products.

    This recipe looks really good! I plan to try it this week! Thanks

  2. I hope to make this appetizer this holiday season. The whipped goat cheese at Rye is the best! If you visit Kansas City again, there is a newer restaurant called Silo that has a to-die-for whipped goat cheese appetizer on the menu as well – it’s served with speck, fresh fruit, and lightly dressed greens.