Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer

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Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer. When I say simple, I mean simple!! Seriously, this comes together with minimal ingredients and barely any time at all! Keep reading and let me show you how easy it can be.

goat cheese on whole grain crackers for an appetizer

Rolling The Goat Cheese Log

First, decide what you want to roll your log in. You can use any variation of nuts and dried fruits you choose. I went with Craisins, pepitas, chopped walnuts, a little parsley for color, and poppy seeds. With the poppy seeds, I sprinkled them on after. Again, if these aren’t your thing, choose something else. I love to toast nuts as well for this. Toasted pecans are a personal favorite. Lay the ingredients out on a piece of parchment, saran wrap, or even on the countertop. I wanted a quick clean-up, so I used saran wrap.

woman adding craisins, walnuts, and pepitas to saran wrap

Now, take your goat cheese roll and roll it over the ingredients.

woman rolling goat cheese in dried fruit and nuts

You will need to press gently to get everything to stick. Just be careful not to press too hard and break up your log. If your log is a little dry, you may need to press the nuts and fruits in with your fingers.

woman rolling goat cheese log in dried fruits and nuts on saran wrap

Sprinkle generously with the poppy seeds. I do this after, as I don’t feel like they stick as well when you roll it with the other ingredients.

woman sprinkling goat cheese log with poppy seeds

The Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer Log

See, I told you it was easy. All of this ready in a matter of minutes! You can easily make this up ahead of time and wrap it well in the fridge. I wouldn’t make it more than 4 hours ahead though.

Goat Cheese log with fruit and nuts

Manuka Honey

The last step is to drizzle generously with honey. I love Manuka Honey and bough this from my friends of mine from New Zealand, Steen’s Manuka Honey. They are a great company and I was happy to support them!

Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer being drizzled with manuka honey

The Finished Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer

You are done! Now, this is best served with your favorite whole grain crackers. I promise it will be hard to stay away!

Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer

Other Appetizer Ideas

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Simple Goat Cheese Appetizer

You will love this simple to make goat cheese appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword goat cheese appetizer, goat cheese log, simple goat cheese appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 4 ounce log goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nut of choice
  • 1/3 cup craisins or other dried fruit of choice
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup manuka honey or other honey of choice.


  • Place chopped walnuts, craisins, pepitas, and parsley on a parchment sheet, saran wrap, plate, or even on the countertop if you don't mind the mess. Spread them evenly about the width of your log.
    Roll the log over the ingredients, pressing gently to secure.
    Sprinkle with the poppy seeds. If you want to make this ahead of time, stop here. Wrap it well and it will hold for about 4-6 hours in the fridge.
    When you are ready to serve, drizzle generously with the honey.
    Serve with your favorite crackers and try not to eat it all yourself!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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