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Blueberry Goat Cheese

Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Dip is a salty, creamy, tangy and sweet appetizer, snack or spread. Whiz it together for a bright and fruity charcuterie centerpiece for your next party – with the option to make ahead!

blueberry goat cheese dip in bowl with crisps on the side

Why you’ll love goat cheese with blueberries

Your new charcuterie board! This fruity, creamy, tangy cheese spread is going to be the new talk of the town when you serve it as the centerpiece on your charcuterie board. Its lavender hue and perfect balance of flavors will keep all your guests going back for more.

Perfect make ahead! This goat cheese spread can be served chilled or at room temperature. In other words, serve it the moment it is ready or make it up to a few days ahead of time to have your appetizer course prepped and ready to go come party time.

Serve it any way you please! This is a great addition to summer charcuterie boards, especially when blueberries are in their peak season, but this is a goat cheese dip that never goes out of style. Serve it as a dip or really up the ante on your toast, sandwiches and wraps with this sweet and savory addition.

Extra blueberries on hand? Make sure to make blueberry chia seed pudding, lemon blueberry cake and American Flag pie.

two hands spreading goat cheese with blueberries on cracker with gold knife

Ingredients

The ingredient list for this goat cheese with berries takes some help from the dairy section of the grocery store and your pantry. You will need:

honey, walnuts, goat cheese, thyme, blueberry preserves, blueberries, cream cheese

  • Goat cheese log
  • Cream cheese
  • Blueberry preserves
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Honey
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Walnuts
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Crackers, crisps, crudites, for serving

Ingredient notes & substitutions:

  • Swap out the blueberry preserves and fresh fruit for another berry such as raspberry, strawberry or blackberry.
  • Garnish with thyme flowers, if you’re lucky enough to spot them in the grocery store come summertime.
  • Replace the walnuts with pecans or almonds.
  • Add in 1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for an extra bit of pizzazz.

How to make

This honey goat cheese log is as easy as 1-2-3! Here’s how to do it:

four step grid making blueberry goat cheese recipe in bowl

Mix ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, mix together goat cheese and cream cheese. Add the chopped walnuts, then add the blueberry preserves, thyme sprigs, honey and fresh blueberries and mix until combined.

Garnish: Transfer dip into a medium serving bowl and spread into one even layer or a dome-shaped ball. Garnish the top with fresh thyme, honey and more blueberries.

Serve: Serve at room temperature or chill for 10-20 minutes before serving. Top dip off with a bit of flakey sea salt. Serve with crackers, crisps or crudites and a cheese spreader.

How to serve goat cheese

I love to serve this blueberry honey goat cheese as an app during happy hour, but it makes a gorgeous addition to summer charcuterie boards you can have hanging out for a bit throughout the party. A few of my favorite pairings include:

  • Crackers: Go for your favorite here – water crackers, seedy crackers, herb-scented or almond flour crackers are all delicious. Pretzels would also be divine.
  • Crips: My favorites are these Raincoast crisps sold in small boxes near the cheese counter. They come in a wide array of flavors, so go with your favorite. The goat cheese has an extra level of tang that can handle more nuanced flavors.
  • Crudites: Set out a platter of your favorite fresh-cut vegetables like celery, carrots, cucumbers and radishes.

two hands spreading blueberry goat cheese on cracker with gold knife

Make ahead & storage instructions

The goat cheese spread can be made up to 2-3 days in advance. For best results, store it in an airtight container in the fridge and refrain from garnishing with herbs and flaky salt until just before serving.

Enjoy the dip chilled or remove it from the fridge 20-30 minutes prior to serving to take some of the chill off.

Recipe tips & notes:

  • Make sure ingredients are at room temperature. The goat cheese and cream cheese will mix together much easier.
  • Fold gently. This ensures the fresh blueberries stay intact. They add fun little pops of sweetness to the spread.
  • Spread into an even layer or mound into a dome. The presentation is all about your personal style — so go crazy!

Blueberry goat cheese FAQs

Where can you buy blueberry goat cheese?

You can find a log of blueberry goat cheese nowadays in most major supermarkets, including Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Costco. But you can really make it your own with this homemade version.

What crackers go with blueberry goat cheese?

Honestly, any of your favorite crackers will work. Take the traditional route with water, butter, or saltine crackers – or tap into your adventurous side and serve with seedy crackers, herb-scented, gluten-free almond flour, or fun and flavored crisps.

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blueberry goat cheese dip in bowl with crisps on the side

Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Dip

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Dip is a salty, creamy, tangy and sweet appetizer, snack or spread. Whiz it together for a bright and fruity charcuterie centerpiece for your next party – with the option to make ahead!


Ingredients

Scale

12 oz goat cheese, room temperature

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature

¼ cup chopped walnuts

¼ cup blueberry preserves

1 tbsp fresh thyme sprigs, plus more for garnish

1 tbsp honey, plus more for drizzling

½ cup fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish

Maldon Sea Salt

Crackers, crisps or crudites, for serving


Instructions

Mix ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, mix together goat cheese and cream cheese. Add the chopped walnuts, then add the blueberry preserves, thyme sprigs, honey and fresh blueberries and mix until combined.

Garnish: Transfer dip to your serving bowl of choice. Spread into one even layer or shape into a dome-shaped ball. Garnish with fresh thyme, honey and more blueberries.

Serve: Serve at room temp or chill for 10-20 minutes before serving. Top with flaky sea salt. Serve with crackers, crisps or crudites and a cheese spreader.


Notes

Goat cheese dip can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and garnish with fruit, herbs and flaky sea salt just before serving.

Nutrition info does not include crackers, crisps or crudites.

Keywords: spread, cheese, berries

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