DIY Goat Cheese Log is easy to prepare and you can customize it to your liking.
If you love fresh goat cheese, this recipe is calling your name. The combination of pistachios, figs, and honey creates a delicious appetizer for any occasion. You might also like to try this cheese and tomato sandwich.
Appetizers get the party rolling. The easier they are to make, the better. Cheese is delicious and you can use it in so many tasty ways.
- Cold Smoked Brie is always a hit at bbq parties.
- Stuffed Cucumbers are cool and crisp.
- Strawberry Bruschetta can be a starter or dessert too.
- Cold Ricotta Dip beats a gourmet dip that is so easy to make.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this cheese log can be found at the bottom of this post.
Goat Cheese Log Ingredients
Only 4 ingredients are needed for this cheese log appetizer. I have some great suggestions below.
- unflavoured goat cheese log
- dried figs
- roasted pistachios
This DIY Cheese Log Is Easy To Make
Full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Chop the dried figs and pistachios and set aside.
- Spread the honey all over the cheese log.
- Press the chopped figs and nuts into the coated cheese.
Honey can be flavoured or plain. I used hot honey on this cheese log. You can replace honey with jam.
Nuts can be any variety you like. I used honey roasted pistachios in this recipe.
Figs can be replaced with any dried fruit. Cranberries, blueberries, or cherries are great choices.
Make ahead and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge. I used half of a large log of unflavoured goat cheese. Simply double the recipe to use the whole log.
Other toppings can be herbs and spices. Get creative and think outside the box.
Store leftovers in the fridge. This will last up to a week. Place in the freezer for longer storage.
Serve with crackers, or even as a spread on bagels.
Yes goat cheese sold in Canada and the USA is pasteurized. It would have to be labeled as raw milk cheese if it wasn’t pasteurized.
Absolutely. The texture and flavour are just as good as eating it fresh.
Fresh goat cheese has no rind and aged less than 2 months. It is tangy, with a soft creamy texture. Ripened goat cheese is aged longer and has a crumbly texture.
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Goat Cheese Log
- 5 ounces unflavoured goat cheese ½ of a large log
- 2 tablespoons hot honey
- 1 ounce dried figs diced
- 1 ounce honey roasted pistachios chopped
- Chop the nuts and figs and set aside.1 ounce dried figs, 1 ounce honey roasted pistachios
- Slightly warm the honey and goat the goat cheese on all sides.5 ounces unflavoured goat cheese, 2 tablespoons hot honey
- Coat the cheese in the nuts and figs. This can be done by rolling the log in the mixture, or using your hands to press the mixture into the cheese.
- Place on a serving plate, or wrap and keep in the fridge until ready to use.