Don’t let the simplicity of our Whipped Goat Cheese fool you into thinking it’s less than spectacular. Whipping goat cheese and cream together creates a velvety, smooth, and tangy spread that pairs incredibly well with hot honey, everything seasoning, bacon crumbles, and sliced green onion. It takes only 10 minutes to put together, and you’ll watch it disappear just as fast as guests spoon it onto crostini and dive back in for more.
Serve this on a plate as an appetizer, or use the whipped goat cheese on salads, spread on sandwiches, topped on grilled meat, or spooned onto pizza.
How to Make Whipped Goat Cheese
- Place the goat cheese and cream (if using) into a food processor and blend it until smooth.
- Transfer the whipped goat cheese to a plate with a wide rim or a wide-mouthed bowl and spread it into an even layer.
- Top the goat cheese with a drizzle of hot honey. Then top it with bacon, everything seasoning, and green onions. Serve with crostini.
Why We Love Whipped Goat Cheese
- It’s incredibly simple. This whipped goat cheese is just two main ingredients (or one if you leave out the heavy cream), and a handful of toppings. It takes less than 10 minutes to whip together for a decadent last-minute appetizer.
- It’s versatile. While we love serving this on a plate with crostini or crackers, you can use this whipped goat cheese to top bread, pizza, grilled vegetables, meat, eggs, and more. In addition to the many ways you can use it, you can also change up the toppings for a variety of flavors!
- Easy to make ahead. If you’re in charge of an appetizer for your next party, a plate of whipped goat cheese can be prepared up to two days in advance. Just prep the goat cheese and get your toppings ready. Drizzle and sprinkle everything on top just before serving.
Purpose of Heavy Cream in Whipped Goat Cheese
Heavy cream is optional in our recipe, but we absolutely love what it does to it. Whipping a small amount of heavy cream into the goat cheese helps thin out the texture and creates a smoother, more luxurious dip. If you choose to skip the cream, your whipped goat cheese will still be smooth, but it will be much thicker with less of a “whipped” texture.
Once you have your base of goat cheese whipped and spread on a plate, the toppings you can add are truly endless. If you want to try something different than our suggested hot honey, everything seasoning, bacon, and green onions, try any of these additions or a combination for a whole new flavor!
- Toasted chopped walnuts
- Roasted red peppers
- Roasted garlic
- Fresh herbs, including parsley, thyme, oregano, dill, basil, rosemary, or cilantro
- Citrus zest from lemons, limes, or oranges
- Fruit compote, including blueberry, strawberry, cherry, or raspberry
- Boozy bacon jam
- Caramelized onion
- Balsamic glaze
What to Use for Dipping
Crostini is our go-to choice for this recipe, but there are plenty of other things you can dip in this whipped goat cheese, including:
- Crackers (everything from Ritz to woven wheat)
- Bagel chips
- Pita bread
- Raw vegetables, including carrots, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, celery, and cauliflower
- Fresh fruit, including strawberries or apple slices
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Whipped Goat Cheese
Whipped Goat Cheese
- 11 ounces goat cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream optional
- 3 tablespoons hot honey
- 3 tablespoons crumbled bacon
- 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
- 1 thinly sliced green onion
- Place goat cheese and cream (if using) into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer whipped goat cheese to a plate with a wide rim or a wide mouthed bowl and spread into an even layer.
- Top goat cheese with a drizzle of honey.
- Then top with bacon, everything seasoning and green onions. Serve with crostini.