Blueberry Goat Cheese is my new snacking obsession. Made with just 3 simple ingredients in about 5 minutes, this recipe for flavored goat cheese spread makes it easy to elevate your happy hour at home with a stunning addition to any cheese plate.
About This Recipe
As the great Maira Kalman said, “Everyone I know is looking for solace, hope, and a tasty snack.” With this easy copycat recipe for Trader Joe’s blueberry goat cheese, we’ve covered at least one of those bases!
This spreadable goat cheese with blueberry is both a pleasure to eat and a visual delight as a delicious appetizer. Technicolor swirls of purple-blue make it look like a tie-dye masterpiece! Not only is it prettier than rolling in blueberries as they do at TJ’s, but it’s also less expensive to boot.
When spread on crunchy thin toasts, topped with dainty fresh thyme leaves, and drizzled with honey, this ridiculously simple blueberry cheese becomes so much more than the sum of its parts.
Equal parts sweet, tart, creamy, and tangy, the blueberry chevre is perfect for pairing with my blueberry black currant cocktails and a night filled with friends. Extra goat cheese on hand? Try my whipped goat cheese recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Making a gorgeous appetizer spread couldn’t be any easier. Here’s what you’ll need to make my blueberry goat cheese snacks:
- Blueberry Jam - Feel free to use your favorite store-bought brand, or make your own tangy goat cheese. I prefer blueberry compote blends with visible bits of sweet blueberries and no corn syrup, like Bonne Maman.
- Goat Cheese Log - Sometimes sold as “chevre,” look for the kind that is sold in logs. In a pinch, you can swap in cream cheese or fromage blanc for creamy goat cheese, though you’ll miss out on the unmistakable tangy flavor of the goat milk.
- Fresh Thyme - I always find a bundle of fresh thyme in the produce section of my grocery store. Save yourself some money in the long-term and grow your own thyme in a pot indoors; it’s really quite easy! In a pinch, you can use about a teaspoon of dried thyme to swirl into the blueberry goat cheese mixture, but you’ll miss out on the dainty appearance of the fresh herbs as garnish.
- Crackers - Any crackers will do, but I’m partial to the thin, crisp ones that are studded with fruits and nuts. The crackers pictured are Raincoast Crisps!
- Honey - If possible, source your sweet honey locally. Not only will the flavor be vastly superior to mass-produced honey, but you’ll also be helping to support your local pollinators! In a pinch you can use a touch of maple syrup.
- Flaky Salt - I’m partial to the prism-shaped pyramids Maldon offers, but you can use any finishing salt you please. Pro Tip: If you’re looking for more of a sweet finish, try using vanilla salt!
You honestly don’t need more than a bowl and a regular spoon to mix up this easy blueberry goat cheese appetizer - no hand mixer or food processor needed! However, if you’re feeling fancy (I usually am), I suggest investing in:
- A pretty serving tray or cheese board to display your gorgeous lavender-blue swirled cheese toasts.
- A soft cheese knife for your guests to help themselves.
- A honey dipper, because they’re not only adorable but are also perfect for drizzling the exact right amount of honey.
How To Make Blueberry Goat Cheese
Step 1: Mix Blueberry Goat Cheese. Mix the blueberry jam and goats cheese together in a small bowl with the back of a spoon.
Step 2: Add Thyme. Add about a tablespoon of fresh thyme into the blueberry mixture and mix until combined
Step 3: Swipe On Crackers. Add blueberry goat's cheese to your favorite crackers and drizzle with honey.
Step 4: Garnish & Serve. Finally, add a pinch of thyme and flaky salt before enjoying!
- Create a shape with your homemade creation! Use an offset spatula to create a blueberry goat cheese log or make a cheese ball to serve as a perfect appetizer.
- Add vanilla extract, paste, powder, or even finishing salt. Did you say blueberry vanilla goat cheese? I’ll be right over.
- Swap in another fruit spread. Goat’s cheese plays nicely with just about any fruit, from fig to strawberry to apricot. Perhaps try this flavored goat cheese recipe with my homemade plum jam?!?
- Stuff it into crepes... Who says cheese can’t be served for breakfast? Not me.
- …or grilled cheese sandwiches. Layer some of this blueberry goat cheese and honey between slices of fresh brioche for a savory-sweet snack in your cheese sandwich that’ll rock your world.
- Or swipe it on your morning bagels. Enough said.
Of all the recipes on the blog, I’m not sure that there are any that beat this blueberry goat cheese in terms of ease and simplicity. That said, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve:
- Make sure your goat’s cheese is at room temperature for easy mixing. If you forgot it in the fridge until the last minute, feel free to zap it in the microwave in 10-second bursts until it is soft enough to stir.
- Feel free to work ahead. This blueberry chevre spread should last for up to 10 days if covered in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months if frozen in an airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yep! And it does so beautifully, like cream cheese on a warm bagel. YUM.
You sure can! If properly contained in a clean, airtight container, you can freeze any leftovers for up to three months.
Chevre is the French word for “goat,” so it can actually refer to a wide range of cheeses that are all considered goat’s cheese. In this recipe, we’re looking for young logs (or cups or medallions) of fresh goat cheese. But, yes. You can usually use these terms interchangeably, unless you’re in France or talking to a sophisticated cheesemonger.
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Blueberry Goat Cheese
- 8 oz Log of Goat Cheese, softened or at room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons Blueberry Jam, or the jam of your preference
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
- Crackers, Fresh thyme, honey and flaky sea salt, For serving
- Mix the blueberry jam and goats cheese together in a small bowl. Then add fresh thyme and stir to combine.8 oz Log of Goat Cheese, 2 Tablespoons Blueberry Jam, 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
- Add blueberry goat cheese to your crackers and drizzle with honey. Finally, add a pinch of thyme and flaky salt before enjoying!Crackers, Fresh thyme, honey and flaky sea salt
- Does goat cheese melt? Yep! And it does so beautifully, like cream cheese on a warm bagel. YUM.
- Can I freeze goat cheese? You sure can! If properly contained in a clean, airtight container, you can freeze any leftovers for up to three months.
- Are goat cheese and chevre the same? Chevre is the French word for “goat,” so it can actually refer to a wide range of cheeses that are all considered goat’s cheese. In this recipe, we’re looking for young logs (or cups or medallions) of fresh goat cheese. But, yes. You can usually use these terms interchangeably, unless you’re in France or talking to a sophisticated cheesemonger.
Amazing , great appetizer, 👍
Lovely recipe 🥰 Just one question about the crackers pictured, are they homemade or store-bought? I’d love to try them with this recipe.
Great question! These crackers are called "Rain Coast Crisps" and I've bought them at my local Whole Foods and Pavillions here in Los Angeles. I hope you can find them!