If you’re entertaining for the holidays and you’re looking for a make-ahead appetizer that’s simple yet stunning, this Nutty Cranberry Goat Cheese Log is the easy appetizer for you. Goat cheese, dried cranberries, apricots, nuts, and honey are the road to the perfect party appetizer!
‘Tis the season for entertaining!
Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one as a guest this season, easy party appetizers are a necessity. This Nutty Cranberry Goat Cheese Log is so simple to make, but it packs big flavor. It’s easily customizable based on what you have on hand. So no matter what, you can make this stunning appetizer.
In this fruit and nut goat cheese log, I used a combination of dried fruits, like apricots and cranberries, with pecans and fresh rosemary for a sweet and savory bite. Goat cheese logs are great for using up dried fruits and nuts in your pantry, so use what you have on hand or like the best.
Walnuts, almonds, and pistachios all make great options for this cheese log. You can add your favorite dried fruits, such as blueberries, cherries, or raisins. Even change up the herbs! Thyme and dill are also fabulous on a goat cheese log!
How to make this easy appetizer:
Making your own goat cheese log is very simple. All you have to do is mix together your herbs, nuts, and dried fruits and place them on a plate. Then you roll your goat cheese log into the fruit and nut mixture until it’s completely covered. It may take a few minutes to cover the whole goat cheese log, but just keep at it. You can fill any open spots but pushing in leftover fruits and nuts into the cheese.
This fruit and nut goat cheese log can be made ahead, which makes it the perfect party appetizer. Just place in the refrigerator until the party and then drizzle with honey when you’re ready to serve! I love to serve my goat cheese log with gluten-free crackers, but use your favorite crackers or bread.
You can serve your fruit and nut goat cheese log on its own, or have it as part of a larger charcuterie board. Trust me, your appetizer table won’t be complete without this simple yet elegant appetizer!
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped apricots
- 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 8 oz goat cheese log
- 1 tbsp honey
- In a small bowl, combine finely chopped rosemary, chopped apricots, chopped cranberries, and pecans.
- Place fruit and nut mixture on a flat plate.
- Carefully roll the goat cheese log into the fruit, nut, and rosemary mixture until all sides are covered. You may have to press some of the fruits and nuts into the goat cheese log with your hands to get it to stick.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat.
- Drizzle honey over the top before serving.
Home Chef Tip: Feel free to customize this goat cheese log anyway you'd like. A combo of dried blueberries, thyme, and walnuts would be delicious!
We hope you love this Nutty Cranberry Goat Cheese Log from SoFabFood Home Chef, Megan from A Dash of Megnut, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this party appetizer, you can find more like it by visiting our Appetizer Section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!