Pairing Suggestion – Rosé
- 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or chives), finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste)
- Crackers or crusty bread, for serving
1. Prepare the Goat Cheese:
Allow the goat cheese to come to room temperature for easier mixing.
2. Chop Fresh Herbs:
Finely chop the fresh herbs of your choice. Thyme, rosemary, and chives work well, but you can customize based on your preferences.
3. Mix Herbs into Goat Cheese:
In a bowl, combine the softened goat cheese with the finely chopped herbs. Use a fork or spatula to thoroughly mix the herbs into the cheese.
4. Shape into a Log (Optional):
If you prefer, shape the herbed goat cheese mixture into a log using plastic wrap. This makes it easy to slice and serve later. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
5. Plate the Goat Cheese:
If not shaping into a log, simply transfer the herbed goat cheese mixture onto a serving plate, forming a rustic mound.
6. Drizzle with Olive Oil:
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the herbed goat cheese. This adds a rich and silky texture to the cheese.
7. Finish with Honey:
Drizzle honey over the herbed goat cheese. The combination of creamy goat cheese, savory herbs, and sweet honey creates a delightful flavor contrast.
Serve the herbed goat cheese with honey alongside your favorite crackers or slices of crusty bread.
9. Garnish (Optional):
Garnish with additional fresh herbs for a decorative touch.
Spread the herbed goat cheese on crackers or bread, and savor the delicious blend of creamy, herby, and sweet flavors.
This Herbed Goat Cheese with Honey is a versatile appetizer that pairs well with wine or makes a sophisticated addition to a cheese board. It’s perfect for entertaining or as a simple yet elegant treat for yourself.