You’ll love these easy goat cheese log appetizer ideas. There are so many ways to add delicious ingredients to goat cheese and transform it into an elegant appetizer that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
In the roundup below, you’ll find baked as well as no-cook methods of enhancing a goat cheese log using homemade toppings that range from jams to marinades. And that’s not all!
Discover creative ways to roll the goat cheese log in delectable ingredients to create an irresistible crust that’s as stunning as it is delicious. From sweet to savory and spicy to fruity, you’ll find inspiration with these easy to make goat cheese appetizer ideas.
20+ Easy Goat Cheese Log Appetizer Ideas
Pistachio & Blackcurrant Goat Cheese Log by Mixin Mamas
This super easy to make goat cheese log is a perfect addition to a charcuterie board for a party. It’s always nice to have a soft cheese to go along with the selection of hard cheeses and meats and this delightful combination goes well with pretty much any flavors. Try slicing this up into thin slices and adding to a tossed green salad too. YUM!
Marmalade, Pistachios And Thyme Goat Cheese Log by A Couple Cooks
Turn a goat cheese log into a sweet, nutty and herbal delight of an appetizer with minimal effort and ingredients. A touch of citrus from orange marmalade pairs perfectly with crushed pistachios and a smattering of fresh thyme. The marmalade and cheese log gets a 10 minute session in the oven to warm it up. Top with the nuts and herbs before serving it with your favorite crackers or bread.
Fresh Cherry Salsa Goat Cheese Appetizer by Flavour And Savour
Summer is the perfect time to make a fresh cherry salsa and serve it over a log of goat cheese. It’s an appetizer that’s almost too pretty to eat, but do it anyway! You’ll savor the salsa that’s made with fresh and pitted cherries and mixed with finely diced red onion and jalapeño peppers. Add in chopped cilantro and a dash of lime juice to bring it all together. Spoon it over the goat cheese and enjoy it on top of crackers or crostini.
Garlic Herb Cheese Log by Carlsbad Cravings
Deliciously creamy and savory, you can’t go wrong with goat cheese infused with garlic and a host of fresh herbs. Here, you’ll mix softened goat cheese in with a zesty mixture of minced garlic and herbs such as oregano, chives, basil and parsley. Roll the cheese mixture into a log, wrap in plastic and chill well before rolling it in finely chopped pecans with a host of fresh herbs mixed in. It is the perfect cheese appetizer that can be made a day head and pulled out when the guests arrive.
Goat Cheese With Marinara by Julie Blanner
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious and filling cheesy appetizer, keep this recipe handy! You need just 3 ingredients, plus a baking dish. Add your goat cheese log to the dish, top it with your favorite marinara sauce and bake for 10 minutes. Garnish it with thinly sliced basil and serve with crostini or torn baguette pieces.
Lemon Herb Goat Cheese by For The Love Of Gourmet
This spring and summer cheese appetizer is a fresh and bright way to celebrate the warm months with a touch of citrus. A simple mixture of lemon zest is combined with freshly chopped rosemary, oregano and thyme. Add freshly cracked pepper to the mix and stir to combine. Gently press the herbal mixture on to the outside of the goat cheese log. It’s a stunning appetizer that’s perfect for serving on crostini or crackers.
Goat Cheese Log with Bacon Date Jam by Tao Of Spice
Sweet, salty and savory makes this goat cheese appetizer perfect for almost any occasion. It’s an irresistible mix of hickory smoked bacon and Medjool dates, both of which are combined and cooked in a skillet. Cool the mixture before pulsing it in a food processor or blender to create a chunky jam that you’ll spoon over the goat cheese log. You can make the bacon jam ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the appetizer. It’s delicious whether you serve it warm or cold.
Cranberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer by Joy Food Sunshine
Fresh cranberries bring their tart and fruity flavor to an easy stovetop sauce that includes chopped pecans, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and cinnamon spices. The cranberries will burst while the other ingredients infuse the mixture with irresistible flavor. Spoon it over the goat cheese log and garnish with fresh rosemary. It’s a beautiful presentation and on point for any fall and winter holiday appetizer table.
Chocolate and Apricot Goat Cheese Log by Appetizer Addiction
Sweet and salty makes this goat cheese appetizer an irresistible treat. With just 3 ingredients, it’s super simple to assemble. It’s perfect for a make-ahead appetizer that can chill in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Finely chop dried apricots and a dark chocolate bar and mix it with a log of softened goat cheese. Roll the mixture back into a log, wrap in plastic and chill. When ready, serve with crackers, celery or apple slices.
Spiced Cheese Log by Masala Herb
You’ll love the simplicity of this flavored cheese log that packs a punch in the taste department. Using nothing by spices, make a gorgeous and colorful blend using black, pink and green crushed peppercorns, salt and red pepper flakes. You can easily grind these in a coffee grinder for the best texture. Then, simply roll the cheese log in the spice mixture and serve!
Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese Log by Cooking Chew
Sweet, nutty and absolutely scrumptious is what you’ll have with this simple pecan crusted cheese appetizer. First, you’ll toasted the raw pecans in the oven to bring out their flavor. Let them cool before chopping them into fine pieces. Drizzle the goat cheese log with honey before rolling it in the chopped pecans. Refrigerate the log to chill and help keep the pecans in place before serving.
Marinated Goat Cheese Appetizer by Julie Blanner
This marinated appetizer is full of herbal and savory goodness and is absolutely enticing. You definitely won’t have any leftovers when you serve this tastiness! A goat cheese log is sliced just far enough down the log to let the olive oil and herb marinade infuse the creamy cheese. Finely chopped thyme and basil join with olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper for the simple marinade that’s drizzled over the cheese log right before serving. Pine nuts are options as a garnish, but add a delicious finish. Serve with crackers, bread, or even raw veggies.
Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Log by Evolving Table
Fruit and cheese make a wonderful combination and here, the buttery and tangy flavor of goat cheese pairs beautifully with the naturally sweet and juicy flavor of blueberries. Take the time to make the easy fresh blueberry compote to spoon over your log of goat cheese. It makes for a visually stunning presentation that’s equally delicious.
Everything Bagel Goat Cheese by Cooking For Keeps
If you can’t get enough of the enticing flavor of “everything bagel” spice blend, then you’ll surely want to roll your goat cheese log in it! You can either purchase a pre-made mix or make your own, which is super easy and always more flavorful. You’ll combine granulated garlic and onion along with fennel, sesame and poppy seeds. Don’t forget the flaked sea salt! Mix it all before rolling the cheese log in it. Serve with crackers or bagel chips, of course!
Goat Log With Chives by Appetizer Addiction
It doesn’t get any easier than this! Take a chilled goat cheese log and roll it in freshly chopped chives. The bright green herb automatically elevated the cheese to an elegant appetizer. This decorated goat cheese log would make the perfect centerpiece to your cheese tray. Surround it with other cheeses and a selection of crackers, bread, crunchy veggies and some small fruits.
Cranberry Goat Cheese by A Couple Cooks
Fall and winter holidays are the perfect time to serve this gorgeous red and green crusted goat cheese log that’s sweetened with a touch of honey. Finely chop dried cranberries and pistachios before rolling the cheese log in this crunchy and festive mixture. Place the coated log on your serving tray and drizzle with honey. Crostini makes the perfect sidekick for this delicious cheese appetizer.
Goat Cheese With Sun-Dried Tomatoes by That Susan Williams
This savory topping is full of Italian-inspired ingredients in this make-ahead recipe that’s easy and delicious. Rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes in warm water before draining and dicing. Combine them with minced garlic, freshly chopped rosemary and olive oil. Cover and let chill overnight to infuse the oil. Spoon it over the goat cheese log when ready to serve. A warm and crusty sliced baguette makes the perfect accompaniment to this appetizer.
Raisin Nut Goat Cheese Appetizer by Sun Grown Kitchen
This sweet and savory topping makes a log of goat cheese into a delectable appetizer that’s perfect for celebratory occasions. In a skillet, saute onions, pine nuts and fresh rosemary into a fragrant mixture. Then add in dried cranberries, golden raisins, honey, and red wine vinegar. Heat it through before spooning over the cheese log. Have crackers ready to be loaded up with this tastiness.
Goat Cheese With Red Pepper Jelly by The Oven Light
Keep it simple and delicious with this uncomplicated recipe. Take a goat cheese log and top it with a store-bought jar of red pepper jelly. You’ll be amazed at how delectable this combo can be. It’s sweet, spicy, creamy and completely satisfying. What could be better? You’ll love it and your guests will, too.
Tomato And Herbs Goat Cheese Baked Appetizer by The Hungry Bluebird
For an Italian-inspired appetizer, make this easy warm appetizer that elevates a goat cheese log with a can of diced tomatoes, olive oil, freshly minced garlic and dried Italian herbs. Add the log to a baking dish and pour on the tomato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes so that it’s soft, creamy and fragrant when you serve it with crusty baguette slices. Delicioso!
Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log by Peas And Crayons
Chopped pecans are sweetened in a stovetop mixture of brown sugar and butter for a candied flavor. Let the mixture cool on parchment paper before crushing with a rolling pin or finely chopping them with a knife. Roll the goat cheese log in the pecans, place on your serving platter and lightly drizzle with maple syrup and honey.