Super creamy and fluffy, this honey whipped goat cheese is a delicious dip and appetizer that takes just 5 minutes to put together.
The dip is quite literally a blank canvas for you to play around and experiment with, and has subtle sweet, tangy and savory flavors that you’ll fall in love with.
The best part is, it takes just a few simple ingredients and minimal kitchen tools and effort to put this gluten free and low carb dish together.
I’m always on the hunt for easy appetizers and snacks that I can make and serve when I’m entertaining, and this whipped goat cheese appetizer totally hit the right spots.
It is super simple and yet, so elegant.
I recently put together a delicious spread of appetizers including my all time favorites- upside down onion tarts, Turkish cheese rolls, spicy jalapeno poppers and some Tajin nuts, and this cream dip, and I have to say, they were all a huge hit, but the whipped goat cheese totally stole the spotlight.
- What's So Great About the Recipe?
- Ingredients For the Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe
- How to Make Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
- 💭Top Tip
- How to Store the Whipped Goat Cheese
- Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- How to Use Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
- Related Recipes
- Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
- Food Safety
What's So Great About the Recipe?
My favorite part about this delicious and easy-to-make honey whipped goat cheese spread is how versatile and customizable it is.
You can try lots of different variations of this dip by playing around with the fresh herbs and seasonings that you’re using.
This stunning goat cheese appetizer is sure to be a total hit at your next house party or get-together.
Ingredients For the Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe
You’ll need just 6 simple ingredients to make this recipe.
Goat cheese: You’ll need to start with some good quality goat cheese as the base. Choose a soft goat cheese or chèvre - not a harder variant.
Cream cheese: Cream cheese, when added to the dip, lends it a nice bit of tanginess and that luxurious creaminess. I would recommend using full fat cream cheese, but you can also opt for the low fat version if you want to.
Honey: A little honey just adds an extra layer of sweetness and flavor to the whipped goat cheese dip.
Pecans: Pecans, or any other nuts for that matter, add a nice crunch factor.
Thyme: Fresh thyme really adds a nice bit of subtle flavor to the whipped cheese.
Sea salt: You’ll also want to add a pinch of salt, ideally sea salt or kosher salt to enhance the flavors of the whipped cheese.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
Ready to make whipped goat cheese? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Combine the goat cheese with cream cheese and half of the honey in a bowl of a food processor and blend for 5-7 minutes on low speed until smooth.
Transfer the whipped cheese to a serving bowl, ideally a shallow bowl, and garnish with a drizzle of honey, chopped pecans, thyme and salt.
- Not too sure about using sweet honey? You can use hot honey instead!
- Don’t want to use honey at all? A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some savory spices and herbs can do the trick.
- You can also swap the pecans for some spicy cashews to bring in a beautiful contrast of flavors and textures.
You can also try different variations to this whipped goat cheese with honey recipe.
If you have an inclination towards savory spreads and dips, you can consider topping the whipped cheese with fresh or dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, dill, chives and oregano, basil, mint and sprinkle some seasonings of your choice.
Fresh cracked black pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and roasted garlic are all great choices.
I also love the idea of adding some sundried tomatoes or caramelized onions as a topping to this cheese dip.
To add some more tanginess to the goat cheese mixture, you can add some lemon juice and lemon zest into it too.
How to Store the Whipped Goat Cheese
The whipped goat cheese can stay fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Make sure to leave it out of the refrigerator for at least half an hour before you serve it.
I would also recommend you use a hand whisk to whip the cheese a bit before you plan to serve it.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- If you’re using your food processor to whip the cheese, you’ll need to keep scraping down the sides to ensure everything is blended well together.
- If you don’t want to use a food processor, you can also use a hand mixer or a standup mixer.
- Make sure you get both the goat cheese and the cream cheese out at room temperature for an hour to let them soften before you blend them together. This will ensure that the dip has a smooth and creamy texture.
How to Use Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
This easy and delicious whipped goat cheese can be an easy entertaining or game day snack or appetizer that you can prep in advance.
I would recommend teaming it up with some crusty bread, toast, fresh veggie sticks and crackers.
In fact, you can also use it to whip up a goat cheese crostini which can be an incredible party appetizer.
Your leftover whipped cheese can also be a stunning addition to your holiday charcuterie boards or cheese platters.
If you’re a cheese lover, you can actually put together a nice cheese board, include this unique take on goat cheese and make your holiday meal extra special.
The honey whipped goat cheese works wonderfully with candied or pickled figs too!
If you still have some cheese leftover, you can use it as a topping for your breakfast toast, or even add some of it to your homemade pasta sauce.
If you don’t have cream cheese, you can use some heavy cream, thick Greek yogurt and/or sour cream in addition to the goat cheese. This will ensure that the whipped cheese has the perfect soft texture you’re looking for.
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Honey Whipped Goat Cheese
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup pecans chopped
- 2-3 thyme
- sea salt to taste
- Combine the goat cheese with cream cheese and half of the honey in a bowl of a food processor and blend for 5-7 minutes on low speed until smooth.
- Transfer the whipped cheese to a serving bowl, ideally a shallow bowl, and garnish with a drizzle of honey, chopped pecans, thyme and salt.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove