Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log

This Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log is a simple, impressive, timeless appetizer that can be made in just five minutes. It's perfect for parties and holidays!

Top view of Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log on a cream colored plate with crackers next to it.

I have always felt like goat cheese has an air of elegance about it. Its soft creamy texture and bold tangy flavor exude luxury and timelessness. Don't you agree?

I love to use goat cheese as an ingredient in my party appetizers and as a cheese selection when I make cheese boards. This particular recipe doesn't just use goat cheese as an ingredient, the goat cheese is the main event!

Side view of Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log on a cream colored plate with olive oil being poured onto it.

I wanted to keep things simple with this recipe, so I paired my cheese with bright fresh herbs and olive oil. That's all you need to transform your goat cheese log into a show-stopping appetizer.

Try it on Christmas, on Thanksgiving, or at your next get-together with friends. I know you'll love it!

Side view closeup of Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log on a cream colored plate.

HOW TO MAKE AN HERB AND OLIVE OIL GOAT CHEESE LOG

This goat cheese log couldn't be easier to make! First, finely chop fresh herbs. Next, roll a fresh goat cheese log in the herbs. Finally, drizzle the goat cheese with olive oil. See below for a detailed ingredients list and instructions.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH A GOAT CHEESE LOG

This goat cheese log is eaten as a spread and served with crackers or toasted bread.

Top view Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log ingredients on a wood cutting board.

CAN I USE DIFFERENT HERBS?

This recipe is made with fresh rosemary, parsley, and basil, but you can use any combination of the following fresh herbs:

  • rosemary
  • parsley
  • basil
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • mint
  • chives  

CAN AN HERB GOAT CHEESE LOG BE MADE IN ADVANCE?

I suggest preparing this appetizer at the time you plan to serve it. Chopping the herbs at the time of preparation will ensure that they are bright green when serving. If you chop the herbs in advance, they will turn black/brown around the edges as time passes.

Top view closeup of Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log on a white plate.

ARE GOAT CHEESE AND CHEVRE THE SAME THING?

Yes! Goat cheese and chevre are the same thing. Chevre is the French word for goat and cheese made from goat's milk is called chevre.

MORE RECIPES THAT USE GOAT CHEESE

Looking for more recipes that use creamy, tangy goat cheese? Check out these popular recipes from the archives:



Side view of Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log on a cream colored plate with crackers next to it.


If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

4 servings

Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log


This Herb and Olive Oil Goat Cheese Log is a simple, impressive, timeless appetizer that can be made in just five minutes. It's perfect for parties and holidays!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 5 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 (4 ounce) goat cheese log
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
olive oil


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Combine the chopped herbs on a plate or in a shallow dish.

2. Roll the goat cheese in the chopped herbs. Transfer the goat cheese to a serving dish.

3. Drizzle the goat cheese with olive oil. Serve with crackers or toasted bread.


NOTES


This recipe can easily be doubled using a larger goat cheese log.

Author: Becky


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