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17 Easy Goat Cheese Appetizers That Wow

Creamy, tangy, and full of flavor, these goat cheese appetizers are ideal for parties.

From herby dips to yummy cheese balls, they’re impossible to resist.

Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Basil
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I have a slight obsession with goat cheese. It’s super cheesy, a little zippy, and sometimes even sweet.

So it’s great for savory recipes as well as some fruity treats.

And like all good cheeses, it makes the BEST appetizers around!

So if you want to impress at your next holiday party or summer BBQ, check out these fantastic got cheese appetizers.

15+ Best Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipes and Ideas

1. Puff Pastry Bites with Goat Cheese and Jam

You can’t go wrong with cheese and puff pastry, but this version is a cut above the rest.

Puff pasty bites with goat cheese and jam are flaky, buttery, tangy, and sweet. 

They come together in a snap, and you can mix and match different types of jam for a colorful platter that’s brimming with bright flavors. 

2. Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Give traditional stuffed mushrooms a lift with a generous portion of goat cheese. 

The rich, earthy flavors in the mushrooms and their meaty texture makes them a hit at any party.

But when you stuff them with bright and creamy goat cheese? Pure bliss!

The best part of these salty and tangy mushrooms is the drizzle of balsamic glaze. It’s a hit of acidity that ties everything together beautifully.

3. Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Dates and goat cheese go together like PB&J!

The intense, natural sweetness from Medjool dates blends flawlessly with the tang and creamy goodness of goat cheese.

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And while any fig works in a pinch, I prefer Medjool dates. They’re insanely sweet and have a pleasant chewy consistency. 

For a little crunch, garnish with pine nuts and sea salt. It’s a creamy, nutty, salty-sweet treat everyone will crave.

4. Apple and Honey Goat Cheese Appetizer

What better way to celebrate fall than with apples, goat cheese, and pecans?

This appetizer is a fantastic addition to any holiday meal. It blends crisp green apples and buttery pecans with a generous dollop of bright goat cheese. 

The best part, though, is the drizzle of honey. That hint of sweetness offers a sticky finish you’ll adore.

5. Honey, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Honey, walnuts, and goat cheese combined on a crunchy crostini? Yes, please!

It’s sweet, salty, savory, and 100% addictive. You’ve been warned!

Without the nuts, this is a super tasty little snack. But you’ll be surprised at what they bring to the table.

Walnuts are buttery and crunchy and almost meaty in texture. So if you can, make sure to include them!

Also, quickly roasting the walnuts helps draw out their natural oils, making them even nuttier and more delish!

6. Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Dip

Make this dip once, and your family will ask for it again and again.

It’s creamy, buttery, tangy, and goes well with just about anything. 

Roasting garlic mellows out the sharp edges. So rather than that spicy note, all you get is pure, fragrant, scrumptious garlic flavors.

This dip also includes grape tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and fragrant herbs. Yum!

7. Herb and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

Delicate puff pastry bites look like something out of a French bakery. But believe it or not, they’re super easy to whip up last minute. 

Save yourself time (and headaches), and use pre-packaged puff pastry. Trust me on this one – nobody will know the difference!

Each pastry square oozes with a bright herbal goat cheese mixture. The finishing touch of chives provides a light oniony crunch.

It’s a high-end appetizer that’s so easy, the kids could make it!

8. Goat Cheese Dressed for a Party

The easiest recipes are often the best, right? And this one couldn’t be more straightforward.

You’ll make a quick herb-infused olive oil and drizzle it over a whole piece of goat cheese.

It’s no fuss, no muss, but totally Insta-worthy.

9. Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer

This sweet, salty, tangy, and nutty recipe will take your cheese ball game to the next level. 

It offers a pop of bright holiday colors from dried cranberries, pecans, and fragrant rosemary. 

This recipe is a must-try if you need a festive appetizer for your next Christmas party!

10. Honey and Pistachio Goat Cheese Appetizer

Honey, fig, pistachios, and goat cheese strike that perfect balance between sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy. 

Honey and figs offer an intense sweetness, but they’re mellowed well by the nutty pistachios and goat cheese base. 

Pair this with crunchy and buttery crackers and watch it disappear.

11. Goat Cheese Appetizer With Roasted Tomatoes

This buttery and addictive puff pasty recipe is fully loaded with sweet, juicy tomatoes.

Like garlic, roasting tomatoes enhances the flavor like you wouldn’t believe. But, unlike garlic, I find it amps up the acidity rather than softening it.

But with tomatoes, that’s just what you want!

This fantastic vegetarian-friendly appetizer is paired with fresh herbs, plenty of garlic, and a touch of lemon juice. 

12. Baked Goat Cheese Balls

Fried cheese? I’m in!

These tender fried goat cheese balls are crispy and golden on the outside with a gooey and cheesy center. 

While they’re addictive on their own, you can dress them up with a drizzle of honey or pair them with spicy Sriracha and honey dipping sauce. Delish!

13. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites

No one wants to be the first to cut into a perfectly made cheese ball.

So, try these mini cheeseballs instead! That way, everyone can enjoy them without ruining the display.

Every bite carries a bright and crunchy crust. There’s also massive flavors thanks to the dried cranberries, fresh herbs, and crushed pecans. 

14. Marinated Goat Cheese Log With Fresh Herbs

If you’ve never tried marinated cheese before, you’re in for a treat!

Get this ready the day before your party, and when the time comes, it’ll be infused with an insane amount of herby goodness.

You’ll need olive oil, fresh oregano, basil, thyme, and sage. Give it a quick whisk, then drown the cheese, so it gets into every bite.

15. Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta

This light and airy whipped goat cheese bruschetta are incredibly versatile. 

It works well with sweet or savory flavors, so you could even make both. One quick batch is enough for a whole platter of yummy snacks!

Pair whipped goat and cream cheese with crunchy seasonal veggies and herbs on one side and sweet mixed berries on the other. 

Or make something in the middle with caramelized onions and a hint of rosemary.

16. Goat Cheese Cucumber Bites

Are you looking for a light, summery appetizer? Then, try this cucumber and goat cheese recipe!

Like the apple and honey recipe above, you’ll use cucumber slices as the base.

That keeps it gluten and carb-free!

Top each slice of cucumber and goat cheese with a ripe cherry tomato for a touch of sweetness and tons of bright summery colors for your next BBQ. 

17. Whipped Goat Cheese Dip

No charcuterie board is complete without flavorful dips. And this whipped goat cheese dip checks all of the boxes. 

It combines goat and cream cheese with garlic, thyme, and a punch of acidity from lemon zest. 

Pair this tantalizingly tangy dip with crackers, olives, fresh veggies, and crusty bread. 

17 Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe Collection

Creamy, tangy, and full of flavor, these goat cheese appetizers are ideal for parties. From herby dips to yummy cheese balls, they’re impossible to resist.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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