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Whipped Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey

This Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Appetizer is simple and sophisticated!

Don’t you just love recipes that have no need for an actual recipe? This honey whipped goat cheese appetizer is one such “recipe”. I’ve never once measured anything, I just throw it in my blender, taste and adjust, taste again…then eat! Don’t sweat it, though, I’m including a recipe in case you forget the ingredients or feel like you still need a little guidance.

Everyone always loves this whipped goat cheese dip, but no one loves it as much as the person who makes it. And only that person will know how simple it was to make yet will still soak up all the accolades. Total win.

Whipped Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey

Whipped Goat Cheese Ingredients

Just blend up a few simple ingredients, add some crackers and you’ve got a sophisticated whipped goat cheese appetizer in less than five minutes!

  • Goat cheese – Use fresh chèvre in its log form rather than in crumbled form. Good quality goat cheese is important.
  • Heavy cream – The addition of heavy cream thins out the consistency and lends a creamier and smoother texture to the goat cheese.
  • Honey – The sweetness of honey magically complements the tanginess of goat cheese.
  • Kosher salt & freshly, course-ground black pepper – To elevate and enhance the flavors of all the ingredients.
  • Fresh thyme leaves (optional) – Thyme adds nice earthy and slightly floral flavor notes.

You’ll find the complete ingredients list with amounts in the recipe card below!

How to Make Whipped Goat Cheese

I start with five ounces of goat cheese and a little heavy cream (about a couple of tablespoons). I’ll put all of the ingredients in a blender (my Vitamix, of course!) along with a little honey and coarsely-ground black pepper. Oh, and a little salt, if you prefer.

I’ll go lighter on the honey if I plan on drizzling a little on the top. And I always plan to drizzle a little on the top; it looks so pretty! You can also add a few fresh thyme leaves if you like.

Easy Whipped Goat Cheese Dip

Whipped Goat Cheese Variations

Goat cheese allows for numerous creative combinations. Here is a variety of ingredients to try with goat cheese.

Fresh or dried fruits – Figs, dates, grapes, pears, pomegranate, cherries, or berries.

Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, or almonds.

Herbs – Thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley, green onion, chives, tarragon, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

Roasted vegetables – Beets, bell peppers, or zucchini.

Surf & Turf – Prosciutto, candied bacon or smoked salmon.

Oils & Glazes – Olive oil, vinegar, balsamic glaze or reduction.

More IngredientsCaramelized onions, lemon juice or lemon zest.

Substitutions – Replace the honey with maple or agave syrup or the heavy cream with milk, cream cheese or Greek yogurt.

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What to Serve with Whipped Goat Cheese

What do I serve this delicious, whipped goat cheese appetizer with, you ask? Usually just some good crackers (I am very partial to the ones you see in the photo) or, even better, some crostini and a tray of prosciutto & figs along with extra honey and pepper. And be sure to use a good honey! I used some local honey for mine but I’ve used Tupelo if I’ve had it on hand. Here are more serving suggestions.

  • Crackers or crostini
  • Crusty bread or baguette
  • Chips, pita chips or pretzels
  • Whipped goat cheese dip with crudités (veggie sticks)
  • Addition to a charcuterie board
  • Spread on roasted vegetables or fruits
  • Dollop on a salad
  • Sandwiches or wrap spread
  • Stuff into mushrooms and bell peppers
  • Topping for grilled meats
  • Add to burgers
  • Pizza topping
  • Stir into pasta sauce
  • Dessert ingredient
  • Add to toast for breakfast

Make Ahead & Storage

This whipped goat cheese recipe can be made in advance up to 5 days.

At room temperature, the whipped goat cheese can be served for up to two hours. If you need to store it, refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 5 days. However, I advise against freezing this whipped goat cheese dip as it may not retain its airy, light, and soft texture.

Whipped Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey

Whipped Goat Cheese Appetizer with Honey

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy whipped goat cheese appetizer is whipped with goat cheese, honey, fresh thyme and black pepper. Serve it as an appetizer, dip, spread, topping or on a charcuterie board!


  • 5 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons honey, plus more for drizzling on top
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon freshly, course-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blende or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Serve in a pretty dish with crostini or crackers on the side. Drizzle a little more honey on top along with a little more pepper and a sprig of thyme.


For best results, use good quality goat cheese and fresh thyme.

If the consistency is still too thick, you can add a small amount of olive oil or a little more cream.

This recipe can be mix by hand but be certain you really get it mixed up and “whipped”.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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