Spread the love this holiday season with this Christmas Goat Cheese Trio! Three logs of goat cheese are rolled in different goodies like spices, dried fruit, nuts and fresh dill. The perfect spreadable appetizer!

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Let’s be honest, appetizers are the best thing about a holiday party. Well, that and the alcohol.

At any party I’ve ever been to there’s always an appetizer (or two) that I gravitate to. And then can’t stop eating. I’m a total sucker for anything with a toothpick and dipping sauce. Like these chardonnay sausage bites, for example. I also have an extreme weakness for anything and everything goat cheese. Which wasn’t always the case. But now, this is the kind of appetizer that you would find me hovering over. Swatting off people trying come at it with crackers and a spreading knife. 

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It’s pretty hard to pick which one is my favorite. So I highly suggest mixing a little of each together. SO unbelievably good.

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To Make this Christmas Goat Cheese Trio You Will Need:

  • 3 (4 ounces each) goat cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons each of hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • crackers, for serving

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The first of the goat cheese logs is this cinnamon cranberry number. On a shallow plate add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to combine. Roll the goat cheese in the spices before adding the finely chopped cranberries. Press the log into the cranberries and roll to coat evenly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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The next log has a combination of nuts, like hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts. Finely chop all the nuts and place them onto another shallow plate. Press the second goat cheese log into the nuts, rolling until coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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For the final goat cheese log, finely mince up fresh dill and add it to a shallow plate along with 1/2 teaspoon of coarse ground black pepper. Roll and press the goat cheese log into the dill until all sides are coated.

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Finally, pour about a tablespoon of maple syrup onto your serving platter and place the cranberry log on top of it. Next to it, do the same with a tablespoon (or so) of honey and place the nutty goat cheese log on top of it as well. Lastly, place the dill and black pepper goat cheese log on the platter and serve with your favorite crackers.

Prepare to fall in love!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Christmas Goat Cheese Trip recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Christmas Goat Cheese Trio
Yield: 8

Christmas Goat Cheese Trio

Spread the love this holiday season with this Christmas Goat Cheese Trio! Three logs of goat cheese are rolled in different goodies like spices, dried fruit, nuts and fresh dill. The perfect spreadable appetizer!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 (4 ounces each) logs of goat cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • maple syrup
  • honey

Instructions

  1. On a shallow plate add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to combine. Roll the goat cheese in the spices before adding the finely chopped cranberries. Press the log into the cranberries and roll to coat evenly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Finely chop all the nuts and place them onto another shallow plate. Press the second goat cheese log into the nuts, rolling until coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Then finely mince up fresh dill and add it to a shallow plate along with coarse ground black pepper. Roll and press the goat cheese log into the dill until all sides are coated.
  4. Finally, pour about a tablespoon of maple syrup onto your serving platter and place the cranberry log on top of it. Next to it, do the same with a tablespoon (or so) of honey and place the nutty goat cheese log on top of it as well. Lastly, place the dill and black pepper goat cheese log on the platter and serve with your favorite crackers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 2g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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