Impossibly light, creamy, and tangy, this easy recipe for Whipped Goat cheese is infinitely adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Make a batch to spruce up any cheese plate or sandwich recipe — you only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to create seriously craveable flavor!
⭐ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
When it comes to cheese, it’s hard for me to play favorites. From briny feta to barnyardy blue, salty queso fresco to nutty parmesan, I simply love them all. That said, tangy, creamy goat cheese is easily a top contender for cheesy superlatives — it’s perfect for sweet and savory recipes, making it one of my most used dairy products.
When combined with mild cream cheese and a bevvy of fresh herbs, plain chevre is elevated into a superbly versatile new iteration. This savory whipped goat cheese dip doubles as a spread for a sandwich, an omelet or savory egg bite filling or a quick pasta sauce base. It’s equally at home on a cheese plate stuffed into olives as it is on a burger. In short, it’s basically cheesy perfection.
Made with just 4 basic ingredients, this whipped goat cheese “recipe” is really more of a template for you to experiment with. Play with different combinations of herbs and spices, take it in a sweet direction with fruit preserves or honey, or keep it simple with nothing more than salt & pepper.
No matter how you make it, one thing is certain: you’re going to want to keep the ingredients for this creamy whipped goat cheese on hand at all times because it will make just about everything you eat that much better.
As promised, you don’t need much to make this tangy whipped cream cheese & chevre spread. Here’s what to grab:
- Goat Cheese - A small log of fresh, soft goat cheese can easily be stretched with the addition of cream cheese, making your cheese plate a little more budget-friendly. Feel free to experiment with flavored goat cheeses, too!
- Cream Cheese - Full-fat dairy always tastes best. Feel free to swap in slightly lighter Neufchatel cheese or spreadable farmer’s cheese instead.
- Salt - A touch of salt will wake up the cheese spread, whether you take it in a sweet or savory direction.
- Fresh Herbs & Orange Zest - Any number of fresh or dried herbs and spices can be used here. Experiment with different flavor combinations depending on how you’ll be serving it (e.g. basil & oregano for Italian vibes, tarragon for pairing with berries, or hearty herbs like rosemary to stand up to rich winter dishes).
While I think my simple whipped goat cheese is perfect for most situations, there are plenty of ways to customize it to your liking. Here are a few variations to consider:
- Add Fruit. Berry preserves can be swirled into this soft cheese spread to make blueberry goat cheese, cranberry goat cheese (maybe add some cinnamon & ginger!), or blackberry goat cheese that would be delightful on your morning bagel or as a sweet addition to your cheese plate for party appetizers.
- Add a little Honey. Hot Honey whipped goat cheese as a creamy dip? Who wouldn’t want that added to your cheese board?!?
- Fry It. After whipping the cheese into a uniform spread, reshape it into a log and chill until firm. Slice off rounds, then use a 3- stage standard breading (flour, egg, and breadcrumb) before pan frying to golden perfection. These melty medallions make for a lovely addition to any salad or as your goat cheese appetizer!
- Add additional ingredients such as fresh thyme, black pepper, savory bacon, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and a garlic clove are just a few options to consider!
You only need one piece of equipment to make the lightest, creamiest, most spreadable whipped goat cheese around. Here’s what to grab:
- Food Processor - While you can easily use a hand mixer or stand-mixer to create a cheese spread, using a food processor fitted with a blade shortens the prep time considerably.
📖 Step by Step Instructions
This delightful cheese spread comes together with almost no fuss. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Pulse all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor until creamy. Make sure the cheese is at room temperature to allow the cheese to come to a creamy texture.
Step 2: Serve the creamy spread with crackers, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or a touch of fig jam before topping with flakey sea salt. Enjoy!
Step 1: Pulse all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor until creamy.
Step 2: Pause to scrape down the sides of the food processor, and continue pulsing to a creamy texture.
Step 3: Spread the whipped cheese on the crackers of your choice on a plate or serving platter.
Step 4: Serve the creamy spread with crackers, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or a touch of fig jam before topping with flakey sea salt. Enjoy!
👩🏻🍳 Expert Tips & Serving Suggestions
The simple recipe for this herbed whipped goat cheese can be served:
- On a cheese or charcuterie board with crackers served in a shallow bowl or a small bowl. Check out my guide for picking out the best crackers for your charcuterie board for more ideas!
- As an addition to boursin pasta sauce, thinned out with some pasta cooking water
- As fried cheese medallions for impressive salads
- On toast with eggs, bagels, sandwiches, or summer wraps
- With fresh fruit, dried fruit and fresh veggies next to a side of pita chips
- Smeared on top of Millionaire deviled eggs or pickled quail eggs.
- As a whipped goat cheese crostini with caramelized onions or roasted garlic for a delicious appetizer
💭 Recipe FAQs
I typically just take the fresh goat cheese and cream cheese out of the fridge and set them on the countertop for a few hours before whipping them together into a tangy whipped goat cheese. If you’re in a time-crunch, feel free to microwave it on about 30% power in 20-30 second increments until soft enough to leave a thumbprint. Then spread on a few slices of rosemary sourdough bread or baguette with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
After whipping with fresh herbs, I’d say you should try to use it within 4-5 days. If you are using dried herbs, honey, or fruit preserves, it should last for about a week. You can also extend its shelf life by freezing the whipped goat cheese mixture in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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Whipped Goat Cheese
- 10 oz Goat Cheese
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Zest of one Orange
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Herbs
- Crackers, Fruit, Balsamic Glaze, Fig Jam, Honey and Flakey Sea Salt
- Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until creamy.10 oz Goat Cheese, 4 oz Cream Cheese, ¼ teaspoon Salt, 1 Tablespoon Fresh Herbs
- Serve with crackers, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or a touch of fig jam before topping with flakey sea salt. Enjoy!Crackers, Fruit, Balsamic Glaze, Fig Jam, Honey and Flakey Sea Salt
- Add Fruit. Berry preserves can be swirled into this soft cheese spread to make blueberry goat cheese, cranberry goat cheese (maybe add some cinnamon & ginger!), or blackberry goat cheese that would be delightful on your morning bagel or as a sweet addition to your cheese plate.
- Add Honey. Honey whipped goat cheese? Who wouldn’t want that?!?
- Fry It. After whipping the cheese into a uniform spread, reshape it into a log and chill until firm. Slice off rounds, then use a 3- stage standard breading (flour, egg, and breadcrumb) before pan frying to golden perfection. These melty medallions make for a lovely addition to any salad!