Are you trying to figure out what to do with goat cheese? We’ve got you covered! There are lots of great uses for goat cheese. Crumbly goat cheese is perfect for salads, makes a soft spread for crackers, and a deliciously creamy addition to brighten up an otherwise dull dish.
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Did you know that there are six types of goat cheese? Of course, there is that famous six-ounce log that we all know and love. However, there is much more to this creamy cheese than that. You can buy goat cheese in gouda, cheddar, brie, tomme style, and even blue cheese.
Best of all, you can find all kinds of goat cheese recipes, from breakfast meals to dinner ideas and even goat cheese dessert options!
If you love goat cheese, I think we can agree that it’s just one of those unique ingredients that really brings new life to many traditional recipes.
And if you’ve never had the pleasure of tasting goat cheese, it has a very earthy, tart flavor with a robust aroma that many describe as almost having a “gamey” taste. It’s different, and like many flavorful kinds of cheese, such as blue cheese and gouda, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Most goat cheese you’ll find is unripened, soft, generally known as “chèvre,” but there are many other styles of goat cheese. Some types can imitate cheddar or gouda. And there are even those cheesemakers who make blue cheese and feta using goat’s milk. In fact, feta is traditionally made using goat or sheep’s milk and is made using cow’s milk in the U.S.
Below we’ll go over what to eat with goat cheese, how to use goat cheese, and what to make with goat cheese.
We’ve gotten together the 22 of the most delicious recipes using goat cheese that’s sure to give you a newfound respect for this delicious cheese.
Goat cheese cheesecake may sound a bit strange, but one bite of this fantastic raspberry goat cheese cheesecake recipe and your reservations will quickly be forgotten.
This sweet and creamy delight blends cream cheese, goat cheese, and mascarpone for a fantastic cheesecake that means business!
The ingredients you’ll need include pre-made graham cracker crust, unsalted butter, sugar, honey, all-purpose flour, salt, raspberry swirl, cornstarch, fresh lemon juice, warm water, frozen or fresh raspberries, sugar, cream cheese, goat cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar, sour cream vanilla, and eggs.
You want to make sure your cream cheese, goat cheese, butter, and eggs are at room temperature.
This roasted beet salad with goat cheese recipe has an incredible hazelnut dressing that’s to die for!
While this recipe does take a lot more time than making a traditional salad, the results are well worth the effort.
This salad balances salty, creamy, nutty, sweet, and crunchy flavors for a genuinely amazing salad.
Best of all, it’s filled with so many nutritious ingredients, and you can add others such as black olives and avocado to really make the recipe your own.
The key ingredients are red beets, chopped hazelnuts, balsamic dressing, honey, mixed salad greens, and goat cheese.
You’ll want to gently rub the greens under running cold water for food safety.
The tomato galette might look like pizza at first glance. However, it’s something way more advanced with a flaky French pastry crust. It’s typically made as a flat fruit pie. However, this recipe doesn’t use any fruits.
Instead, you have a delicious combination of creamy goat cheese and sweet tomatoes. Yum!
The ingredients you’ll need are tomatoes, fresh crack black pepper, garlic-herb goat cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh thyme, fresh basil, pie crust, egg, and parchment paper.
We also drizzled a little basil garlic oil on top to give it that little extra something. And we added yellow bell peppers to give it a heartier flavor and add some beautiful color.
If you’re tired of eating the same old basic grilled cheese sandwiches, we would like to introduce you to goat cheese grilled cheese with honey and spice.
This is not the grilled cheese sandwich you grew up with. This adult version blends creamy goat cheese, sweet honey, and red pepper flakes for a taste sensation that is miles away from any grilled cheese sandwich you’ve ever had!
The ingredients for this recipe include butter, white bread (we used sourdough), red pepper flakes, goat cheese, shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese, and honey.
Gnocchi is a unique pasta made with flour and potatoes that’s simply out of this world. It has a unique texture that’s pillowy, soft, and chewy, unlike anything you’ve ever had.
And this recipe for goat cheese mushroom gnocchi really elevates this pasta to a new level with its goat cheese and mushroom cream sauce.
The heavy cream and cheese give the sauce a savory richness, while you get a meaty flavor from the hearty mushrooms.
The ingredients include mushroom medley, olive oil, pepper, salt, garlic, butter, gnocchi, and goat cheese.
Getting kids to eat Brussels sprouts is a generational battle that’s gone on for centuries.
However, with this recipe for roasted Brussels and goat cheese, you can prove victorious as you watch your kids gobble up every last bite with pleasure!
This recipe is yet more proof of how goat cheese can transform any meal into a masterpiece.
The ingredients for this dish include olive oil, Brussels sprouts, garlic, slivered almonds, pepper, salt, Pompeian balsamic vinegar, goat cheese, and honey.
The unexpected sweet and savory taste will get them hooked, and the heartiness will make everyone forget they are eating a meatless meal!
Goat cheese crostini with honey and walnuts is the perfect goat cheese appetizer for dinner parties. It’s sophisticated, savory, and sweet. The ideal hors d’oeuvre to serve with a good bottle of wine.
This quick and easy appetizer has a creamy goat cheese spread on top of slices of toasted baguettes with rosemary, honey, and walnuts, completing the picture.
The ingredients you’ll need include a baguette roll, goat cheese, honey, walnuts, and fresh rosemary.
You can prepare your goat cheese and baguette slices and refrigerate ahead. Then you can put them in the oven when you’re ready.
This recipe for stuffed dates is a sweet, delicious, and unique way to use goat cheese. These sweet little dates are stuffed with creamy goat cheese and topped with fresh thyme and roasted pecans.
Best of all, they are super easy to put together and require no cooking!
The ingredients you’ll need include Medjool dates, goat cheese, pecan halves, maple syrup, fresh thyme, paprika, and salt.
You can also substitute rosemary or basil in place of thyme if you want to mix things up a bit.
This baked goat cheese pasta recipe is a terrific healthy weeknight meal that’s very easy to prepare.
The sweet tomatoes, savory pasta, and spinach all absorb the delicious goat cheese sauce, delivering heaven in every bite!
The ingredients you need to make this dish include grape or cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, dried basil, dried oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), herbed goat cheese, whole wheat pasta (we used penne), water, finely minced garlic, and baby spinach leaves.
You honestly couldn’t ask for a better meatless pasta meal!
If you’re looking for a healthier “fried” snack without all the grease and extra calories, then try this recipe for goat cheese fritters. These baked bites are perfect for when you’re craving a salty snack but don’t want to inhale an entire bag of chips.
These addictive little bites are something else! They’ve got a delicious golden brown crunchy outside and a deliciously creamy, salty, cheesy inside.
The ingredients for this recipe include goat cheese logs, minced fresh rosemary, minced fresh thyme, all-purpose flour, water, panko breadcrumbs, and melted butter.
These little goat cheese fritters also make for fantastic party appetizers!
Most people think that muffins have to be sweet and sugary, but that’s not the case at all. There are all types of muffins out there, and this recipe really takes this baked goods to a whole new level by introducing zucchini and goat cheese.
Zucchini goat cheese muffins make for fantastic breakfast muffins as they are packed with protein and nutritious veggies.
The zucchini not only adds flavor but serves to make your muffins super moist!
The ingredients you’ll need include zucchini, goat cheese, flour, eggs, baking powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
If you’re looking for a sweet breakfast treat or dessert with a little something extra, then these blueberry goat cheese scones are right up your alley!
These huge scones are super fluffy, and each bite contains creamy goat cheese crumbles along with sweet blueberries. The combination is beyond delicious!
For this recipe, the ingredients you’ll need include all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, cold butter, blueberries, goat cheese, lemon, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and coarse sugar for topping.
The most challenging part of this recipe is being patient and waiting for these sweet, savory scones to cool!
If you’re looking for another delicious blueberry and goat cheese dessert, then you’ll love this recipe!
This dish combines the sweet tastes of vanilla and blueberry along with the creamy goodness of goat cheese inside of a light and flaky pastry puff for an experience that feels like pure heaven!
This is a great dessert you can make ahead of time and refrigerate just before a party.
Best of all, you only need five simple ingredients: puff pastry, goat cheese, vanilla extract, egg, and whole blueberry jam.
Plus, you can freeze the puffs just before the baking step!
If you’ve never given a tray of truffles a standing ovation, you’re about to start because this recipe for cranberry-pecan goat cheese truffles is just that good.
Anyone who sees these beautiful little truffles on a dessert tray will just feel compelled to try a bite without even knowing what’s in them. But, once they do, it’s game over.
The ingredients include goat cheese, cream cheese, cinnamon, honey, finely chopped pecans, diced dried cranberries, and minced fresh parsley.
You might want to make a double batch because these truffles have a reputation for pulling a Houdini pretty quickly.
Now, we’re moving into some serious business folks – stuffed mushrooms. If you’re like me, you’re pretty passionate about mushrooms and don’t tolerate any ingredient not worthy of filling these tasty fungi.
Well, don’t worry because this recipe for herbed goat cheese stuffed mushrooms more than passed the test!
This simple recipe combines goat cheese, herbs, and spices to create a stuffed mushroom appetizer that will have your party guests buzzing for years.
Ingredients include goat cheese, fontina cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh thyme, fresh sage, chives, kosher salt, pepper, and cremini mushrooms.
The one thing we love about puff pastry is its versatility. You can make so many different kinds of dishes inside them, everything from sweet and creamy to savory and crunchy.
This recipe for herb and goat cheese puff pastry bites takes creamy goat cheese with a mix of herbs to create a magical puff pastry experience you won’t soon forget!
The ingredients you need for this recipe include goat cheese, cream cheese, green onions, garlic, dried parsley, puff pastry, and pepper.
Another sweet and delicious appetizer is this recipe for apple-honey-goat cheese tarts. And trust us, folks, if you think the pictures look amazing, wait until you try a bite!
Best of all, you can either make small individual tarts using this recipe or make one large tart. The main thing you want to remember is to use a very sweet apple for this dish.
The ingredients include unsalted butter, onion, rosemary, puff pastry, all-purpose flour, egg, goat cheese, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper, apples (we used Gala), ground allspice, honey, and purple basil for garnish.
Butternut squash is perfect for a variety of winter dishes, especially salads. This recipe for roasted butternut squash salad with pomegranate and goat cheese also has a simple balsamic vinaigrette that helps balance the tangy and sweet flavors. And the pepitas really give this dish a unique crunch.
Ingredients for this meal include goat cheese, butternut squash, pepitas, pomegranate seeds, fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, and olive oil.
This salad is the perfect companion for dishes like creamy mustard chicken, apple cider chicken bake, or Moroccan baked eggs.
The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese is an incredible experience you’ll have to taste to believe!
And the thing we love about roasting veggies is that it really releases their natural sugars and gives them a richer, sweeter, caramelized flavor.
Plus, you get that toasty exterior that makes a crispy outer crust.
The ingredients you need for this dish include sweet potatoes, butter, finely chopped fresh sage, crumbled goat cheese, and coarse salt.
Just be careful not to cook your sweet potatoes too long, or else they could become gummy.
Oh wow. Would you just look at that picture?
Now, there are a lot of pizza fans out there who wouldn’t go anywhere near a pie made with goat cheese. These close-minded folks have no idea what they are missing!
While this recipe doesn’t have the meats you usually see on pizzas, such as sausage, bacon, ham, and pepperoni, it more than makes up for it with flavor. The creamy goat cheese mixed with the sweet caramelized onion need not share the stage with any other ingredient.
This recipe’s the perfect show worthy of several encores!
This roasted garlic goat cheese dip is anything but your ordinary party dip. It’s loaded with so much incredible flavor your taste buds won’t know what to do with themselves!
Another key to this amazing recipe is the pull-apart baguettes. They really do make for the perfect dipping experience, as they are baked just warm enough but not quite toasted for that soft dinner roll experience.
The ingredients you’ll need include garlic, olive oil, goat cheese, fresh thyme, roasted red peppers, a baguette, olive oil, fresh thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Our final dish is a deliciously flavorful and vibrant goat cheese bread pudding that tastes even better than its gorgeous appearance.
This is the kind of dessert you share pictures of on all your social media. Best of all, it’s not hard to make and it really does come out exactly as you see it!
The ingredients you need include a loaf of brioche bread, eggs, egg yolks, half and half, whole milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, salt, butter, goat cheese, mixed berries, and Crème Fraiche (optional) for topping.
Imagine the look on everyone’s faces when you present this on your dinner table?
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25+ Great Goat Cheese Recipes (+Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese)
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 1/2 pound beets
- 2 oz. chopped hazelnuts
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/2 cup balsamic dressing
- 5 oz. salad greens
- Bake the beets in aluminum foil for 45 minutes at 350°F.
- Toast the hazelnuts for 7 minutes.
- Puree honey, hazelnuts, and dressing in a blender.
- Dress the greens.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.