11 Epic Ways to Dress Up a Goat Cheese Log! From cranberries to chocolate, pistachio and chives, these goat cheese logs are sure to impress!
- 11 oz creamy goat cheese
- Zest from 1 large organic lemon
for the sweet goat cheese log recipes:
- 5 tbsp wild honey
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries + 1 tbsp dark chocolate covered Acai + 1 tbsp lemon balm leaves
- 2 tbsp edible flower petals + 1 tbsp lemon thyme leaves
- 2 tbsp toasted walnuts roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp dried cranberrie + 2 tbsp slated pistachios
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds + 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp ground walnuts + 1 tbsp ground poppy
for the savory goat cheese log recipes:
- 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh chives +chive blossoms
- 1 tbsp cracked peppercorns + 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt + lemon zest
- 1 tbsp sun dried tomatoes + basil blossoms
- 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts + 1 tbsp fresh basil chiffonade
- 1 tbsp caraway seeds + 1 tbsp fresh dill + 1 tbsp dill blossoms
Cut the goat cheese into 11 thin logs. Depending on the size of your initial log you'll want to cut it lengthwise and crosswise to make 11 thin goat cheese logs.
Transfer each log to a sheet of parchment paper and roll it to create a round log as the initial one only smaller and skinnier.
Drizzle the honey on a plate or cutting board and roll the goat cheese logs in it, except the ones you want to coat in a savory mix, like the chives.
Spread all your toppings in different piles on another plate.
Take each goat cheese log coated in honey and roll it in any of your sweet toppings, using your fingers to gently pat on the mixture and make sure it sticks to the goat cheese. Garnish with the fresh lemon balm or mint and transfer to a cheese board and refrigerate covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Repeat the above process with the savory toppings, only this time you will coat the goat cheese log in the olive oil first. Transfer to the cheese board and refrigerate covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Grate the lemon zest over the cheese board just before serving.
Make sure to bring the goat cheese logs to room temperature for a few minutes before serving, so they are creamy and spreadable.