Goat cheese is a great ingredient to have around the house. It can be used in many ways, so it’s ideal if you need a last-minute snack, meal or even these easy goat cheese appetizer recipes.
Tangy goat cheese is known for its salty richness, making goat cheese popular on salads and refined dishes. Let’s take a deep dive into the many ways you can use goat cheese in an appetizer!
Goat cheese only lasts up to three weeks in the refrigerator. So, if you have a lot of goat cheese to get through, it’s time to get moving.
You can use it in many ways. Enjoy it on crackers with honey or fresh fruits or on a cheese board. Try flavored oils as a light snack in the middle of the day. Stuff your protein with it for an oozy center.
Or, you could host a party this holiday season and use all your goat cheese in a delicious appetizer! There are plenty of options for a goat cheese appetizer recipe to choose from on this list.
Goat cheese has a mild, slightly tart, earthy flavor. It can play host to any number of tasty ingredients, depending on what you enjoy like fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar.
Dried fruits and nuts are a great place to start. They help cut through an older goat cheese’s intense flavor and balance it out. Herbs and light oils are great with young, spreadable goat cheese.
The question of the day is: which goat cheese appetizers are best? I have twenty-one savory appetizers ready for you, each with its unique tangy flavors.
Get your guests’ appetites raring to go with these fantastic recipes!
This is a super simple appetizer you can whip up in no time. Your guests will love it because it looks beautiful on the plate and tastes just as good. Serve with crackers for a perfect start to the night.
This lovely starter is one of the best fall appetizers for get-togethers!
When ‘fancy’ is the order of the day, this is the delicious goat cheese appetizer to reach for. Each little endive is stuffed with a bunch of flavors with the perfect balance to keep you on your toes.
These delicate parcels are refined and simple to prepare for an impressive party appetizer. That’s what makes them so great for dinner parties!
Impress your guests without spending hours making your appetizers.
The earthy mushrooms pair beautifully with the rich, tart flavors in this delicious recipe. Top that with a sprinkle of parsley to bring out some lighter flavor.
This warm goat cheese appetizer is super easy to make in advance. All you need to do is bake them when ready to serve.
The candied hazelnuts and hazelnut oil add richness and crunch. Paired with smooth cheese and earthy beetroot, your guests will never tire of this one!
You can use this technique with any toppings you like! In this case, the roasted tomato and pesto pair to create a brightness that’s so addictive.
Each bite of this easy goat cheese appetizer tastes like Christmas! That’s what makes this such a great appetizer dish around the holidays. It’s easy to prepare all the elements in advance!
Pipe some whipped goat’s cheese on top and finish with a piece of scorched orange. You’re done! All you need is four ingredients to create these tasty delights.
Goat cheese balls are super easy to prepare! Whip them up in advance with your favorite herb mix. Then, serve it in the middle of a plate of crackers when you need appetites raring at your holiday party!
The goat cheese mixture in the middle comes together in no time. You can prepare these bites ahead of time and let them sit in the fridge. Bake when you’re ready to serve, and you’re done!
You’ll love these bites as a finger food recipe at your next party!
This is a great way to kick off a refined dinner party. The best part is that they require barely any preparation!
You can’t ask for anything more topped with goat cheese and roasted cranberries.
That mixture packed into a buttery puff pastry shell is heaven on earth. This appetizer is light, delicious, and easy to make in bulk. For large parties, this is the way to go.
Have extra puff pastry? Check out these easy puff pastry appetizer recipes.
This is a stunning dip with a creamy feel and plenty of flavors. Serve it with your favorite crunchy sides, including fresh vegetables or breadsticks. Top with plenty of crunchy seeds for texture!
If you want this to be even better, whip out your blow torch. Scorching the tops of the apricots will help bring out the natural sweetness in the flesh.
These apricot bites are also a hit as a cold appetizer at parties!
The goat cheese right at the center makes each little parcel gooey. Taste, texture, and flavor all harmonize in this fantastic appetizer. It’s also so simple to make!
Coat your goat cheese log with crushed nuts, cranberry jam, and herbs. Serve with your favorite crackers, bread, and vegetables for a quick and easy appetizer everyone will love.
The best part is how simple they are to prepare. Use store-bought filo pastry for the tartlets and pipe the goat cheese into the center. The toughest part is making the figs, but even that is super simple.
The rich goat’s cheese is the perfect way to highlight the fruit’s freshness. This is a great appetizer to whip out for fall to celebrate fresh seasonal figs!
Stuff your artichoke bottoms with goat’s cheese and grill for a creamy, oozy delight. These would go perfectly on a summer picnic or spring lunch table.
The wontons are super crispy, so they’re perfect as a base. The goat cheese guacamole is light, fluffy, and rich enough to hold its own. The result? A pitch-perfect appetizer for any occasion.
Finally, we have a refined dish that couldn’t be any easier to make. This is great in small portions, so serve this at your next dinner party!
You can mix the goat cheese filling in advance and keep it in the fridge. On the night of your party, stuff the prepared peppers and roast away. The tangy sauce at the end brings it all together!
If you are looking for the best hot appetizer recipe for your party this is it!
What’s your favorite way to use goat’s cheese? Have you ever tried it before? Let me know your favorite recipes in the comments below!
- 1. Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer
- 2. Endive Appetizer with Strawberry Relish
- 3. Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Mushrooms
- 4. Hazelnut Oil, Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Hazelnuts
- 5. Roasted Tomato Crostini with Walnut Almond Pesto and Goat Cheese
- 6. Goat Cheese Crostinis
- 7. Beet and Goat Cheese Bites
- 8. Honey Goat Cheese Ball
- 9. Herb and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites
- 10. Goat Cheese Prosciutto Lingonberry Jam Bruschetta
- 11. Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese and Roasted Cranberries
- 12. Goat Cheese and Honey Bites
- 13. Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions
- 14. Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese and Lavender Honey
- 15. Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
- 16. Cranberry Goat Cheese Log
- 17. Goat Cheese and Roasted Fig Tartlet
- 18. Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini
- 19. Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms
- 20. Goat Cheese Guacamole with Crispy Wontons
- 21. Stuffed Mini Peppers with Goat Cheese
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