Goat Cheese Appetizer Board Ideas
Looking for easy appetizer ideas? This goat cheese appetizer board requires zero cooking, is full of fresh fruits and veggies, and looks absolutely beautiful. Simple and delicious!
My girls recently wanted to have a little “fancy food,” and it was just the motivation I needed to put together one of my favorite easy summer appetizer recipes: honey goat cheese, crackers, and fresh fruit and veggie toppings.
Best part? No cooking required! Simple, fresh ingredients make this dish easy to customize to your own preferences. Go ahead, have it for lunch or dinner… I won’t tell. 😉
Goat Cheese and Honey
I have always enjoyed goat cheese, but I developed a special
obsession appreciation for it when we were living in Paris. Every Tuesday and Saturday morning, the outdoor market stalls were set up at the end of our block, in the shadow of the Eiffel tower.
While gathering my fresh fruits and veggies, my weekly rotisserie chicken, some crusty bread, and a dozen or so fresh eggs, I usually couldn’t resist a small dose of chevre: soft, smooth, creamy goat cheese.
My absolute favorite way to eat it was spread on a slice of hearty, crusty bread, drizzle it with olive oil or honey, add a pinch of sea salt, and toast it lightly in the oven. I could (and did) eat that for lunch almost every day in our little Parisian apartment.
So I wasn’t surprised at all when I fell in love with the honey goat cheese I found at our local grocery store a few years ago. The flavor brings back all the nostalgia of the fresh chevre and honey drizzle of our time in Paris.
Creating an Appetizer Board
I have since discovered that I am allergic to wheat, so spreading the honey goat cheese on rice crackers has become my favorite little snack. But this little crostini type appetizer would be excellent with baguette slices or chunks of crusty bread.
Add a summer salad, and you have a full light lunch.
What does goat cheese go well with?
You can serve it to guests with any sweet and savory toppings you like: fresh fruit and veggies are my favorite, but pepper or fruit jams (fig jam is especially yummy!), dried fruit, pecans, cranberries, cured meats, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, pine nuts, sea salt, or fresh herbs like fresh basil or rosemary or fresh thyme leaves would also make wonderful extras. You can create the bite-size snacks yourself, or simply serve it all separately.
My favorite way is to serve up a few and leave the ingredients available, as well. A little ramekin makes a perfect bowl for the goat cheese.
If you prefer something more savory, feel free to use regular goat cheese log or even herbed goat cheese dip… But I highly recommend the honey. It’s sweetness is a perfect balance to the rich, creamy, tangy goat cheese.
Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe
Goat Cheese Appetizer Board
Rich, creamy goat cheese is combined with honey and topped with fresh fruits and veggies… Served on crackers, this is one gorgeous and delicious appetizer idea!
- 8 oz honey goat cheese can mix with honey and serve goat cheese mixture you can't find them already combined
- 1 package rice crackers or your favorite crackers or bread
- sliced strawberries
- sliced peaches
- diced peppers
- pear slices
- 2 tbsp high quality balsamic vinegar
Spread honey goat cheese on crackers.
Top with fresh fruit and veggies.
Drizzle with balsamic.
Or serve it all separately and let people make their own!
Other wonderful toppings: jams, dried fruits, cured meats, or nuts.
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I love your Fancy Food tray! I recently bought some goat cheese for pizza, but now I’ll have to add them to a fun spread of fruit and crackers! Thanks for the great snack inspiration!
This sounds and looks delicious! What a great way to serve it too. Love this idea!
Mouthwatering! I love it all. The fruits mixed with goat cheese and displayed so beautifully…who could not love this! I would love to have you join my Centerpiece Wednesday Linky party and share this post with us! https://karinskottage.com/2020/07/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-july-8.html Hope to see you there!
These look so yummy! Totally trying!!
It is so yummy! Thanks for stopping by!