This creamy Whipped Goat Cheese makes a delightful spread for crackers, salads, and sandwich bread. This flavorful combination of tangy goat cheese, rosemary, and just a touch of honey is the perfect addition to your charcuterie board this holiday season, game day or any time you’re entertaining!
I wasn’t always a fan of goat cheese. I was raised on simple flavors and basic ingredients. Sometimes though, you have to be a little daring and try something you think you’ll hate, which I did when a soft goat cheese spread was served at a party I recently attended.
I was surprised at how delicious it was! Right away, I knew I had to recreate the recipe for you. Whip up a batch of this whipped goat cheese dip and impress the guests at your next get-together!
Goat cheese is a soft cheese with a slightly savory, tangy flavor. It has a smooth, creamy texture. It’s important to note that there are several different types of goat cheese, but the one we’re using today is fresh goat cheese, or chevre, a spreadable cheese.
Make this easy appetizer with only five simple ingredients:
4 ounces of goat cheese
1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary
1 ½ teaspoons of honey
¼ teaspoon salt
A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
You can add more salt and pepper to taste.
This appetizer recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply combine all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes. Transfer it to a shallow bowl or serving dish, then cover and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve!
Use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.
Let the goat cheese warm up to semi-room temperature for the best smooth texture.
Let it whip for several minutes to make sure it’s super creamy.
You can double the batch for a large gathering.
Yes, you can make this goat cheese appetizer up to three days in advance. Keep it tightly covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I much prefer the flavor of fresh herbs in an appetizer like this. However, if you’re in a pinch and only have dried rosemary, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried herbs instead of fresh rosemary.
Fresh veggies, such as celery, cauliflower, radishes, carrots, bell peppers, and more
Your favorite crackers
Crostini or crusty bread
Fresh fruit like apples, pears, and strawberries
If you want to experiment a little with flavors, you can add in one or more of the following ingredients:
Bacon adds a salty crunchiness to the dip.
Add a drizzle of olive oil over the top.
Substitute hot honey for regular honey.
Mix in some red pepper flakes for a little spice.
Sprinkle crushed nuts on top, such as pine nuts or walnuts.
Dried cranberries pair so well with goat cheese and offer a bit of holiday color!
Chives also pair nicely with goat cheese and add some color.
Rosemary and Goat Cheese are great for more than just this spread.
These Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites are the perfect slightly sweet, yet savory appetizer. We enjoyed them on one of our excursions during our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises. They’re delicious all year long, but I’m really looking forward to serving them over the holidays!
These Poached Pear and Goat Cheese Appetizers have a pear slice soaked in Merlot on your favorite cracker along with pieces of arugula. Top it with goat cheese and a pecan half, and you’ve got a great appetizer to get your party started!
Rosemary Pork Medallions with mushroom wine sauce is an easy recipe with delicious results. Rounds of sliced pork tenderloin are pan-fried to perfection and covered with a savory mushroom gravy. It’s a one-pan meal that’s impressive enough for a special occasion, yet easy enough to make any night of the week!
Rosemary Potato Fingers make the perfect side dish for your dinner! Serve them plain or with ketchup for the kids, and you might just want to give up your fast-food French fries!
Make this Rosemary Flatbread for the perfect pizza crust, or serve it as is dipped into some olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Or, make these Rosemary Garlic Breadsticks as an accompaniment for your pasta dinner.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball– okay, so it’s not exactly a dip, but it goes so well with all the bread, crackers, and veggies you’ll serve.
Jalapeno Ranch Dip– this delicious ranch dip has a little kick from the peppers, but is still mild enough for everyone to enjoy!
Chicken Taco Dip– I love a good warm, creamy dip, and this has all the perfect taco seasonings plus gooey cheese!
Baked Artichoke Dip– the combination of tangy artichokes and tangy sour cream, plus the addition of fresh flavorings, makes this dip a family favorite!
Pepperoni Pizza Dip– all your favorite pizza flavors in a dip!
This post was originally published July 1, 2015. It has been updated in format and with pictures on October 23, 2023.