Whipped Goat Cheese

This whipped goat cheese is an easy appetizer or spread that you can whip up in under 5 minutes.  It’s tangy, bright and creamy – a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese – whipped with garlic, lemon, red pepper flakes and a little parsley.

Whipped Goat Cheese - Green Valley Kitchen

I’m a big goat cheese fan.  I like it in pasta and on pizza but I especially like it whipped.  Whipped goat cheese is an easy appetizer that comes together in 5 minutes with just a few ingredients.  Combine goat cheese, cream cheese, a little lemon juice, garlic and red pepper flakes in a food processor and give it a quick whirl and you’re done.

When the weather is really hot, I like to put together some fresh veggies, fruit and crackers – add in some whipped goat cheese and you’ve got a light, easy meal. Perfect on a warm summer night with a glass of cold white wine.

Whipped Goat Cheese - Green Valley Kitchen

Goat cheese by its self is too crumbly to serve in a sandwich but by whipping it you can make a creamy, tangy spread that’s the perfect addition to a sandwich or toast. I love to serve it on sourdough toast topped with ripe summer tomatoes and a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh herbs.

Whipped Goat Cheese - Green Valley Kitchen

 

A couple of notes:

  • I used a mini food processor because I’m too lazy to get out the big food processor.  I had to pulse it back and forward a few times to get it completely blended.
  • The whipped goat cheese will firm up when it’s placed in the refrigerator.  Just briskly stir it before serving.
  • I used a goat cheese that was flavored with herbs and garlic for extra garlic power.
  • If you live near a Trader Joe’s they sell a great brand of goat cheese called Silver Goat Cheese.

Whipped Goat Cheese
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Serves: 4 to 6
This whipped goat cheese is an easy appetizer or spread that you can whip up in under 5 minutes. It's tangy, bright and creamy - a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese - whipped with garlic, lemon, red pepper flakes and a little parsley.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz of goat cheese - I used a herb and garlic flavored version
  • 4 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic - peeled
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ lemon - about 2 tbs of lemon juice
  • 8 twists of fresh black pepper from a pepper mill
  • 2 tbs minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Add the peeled garlic clove to a food processor and process until minced.
  2. Add goat cheese, cream cheese, red pepper flakes, lemon and black pepper to the food processor and pulse until completely combined. Scrape down the sides and give it a few more pulses.
  3. Once the whipped goat cheese is fully combined, stir in minced parsley and serve.

 

 

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22 comments on “Whipped Goat Cheese

  1. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Oh my goodness!! Those big juicy tomatoes on top of that whipped cheese…. sublime! I needed this Geraldine. I forget how delicious and easy whippin up a batch is.. but love how you’ve added cream cheese to take it up a notch! Tomatoes are sooo good right now too. I’m looking forward to whippin this one up!

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Traci – I had a slow start with tomatoes this year but now they are looking great. They are sooo good served over the whipped goat cheese – I’ve been eating for breakfast every morning – also adding some sliced cucumbers too.

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  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Ohhh I am SO with you in your love of Goat Cheese! It’s just so creamy and dreamy, right!? LOVE this whipped goat cheese! I could totally just eat this by the spoonful, but I’m willing to bet it makes the perfect spread or dip! Plus I love how quick and easy this is! I need a gallon of this deliciousness! Cheers, friend!

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  3. Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners

    Oh I’m with you, Geraldine – big fan of goat cheese here! Just looking at that yummy bread with cheese and tomatoes has made me so hungry. Good thing it’s almost time for dinner. I have never thought to whip it and adding garlic is just too perfect. Can’t wait to try this! Always love your fabulous recipes. Sharing 🙂

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Robyn. I’ve been eating this for breakfast every morning – it’s addictive. And thanks so much for sharing, I really appreciate it!

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  4. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Okay – you just might make a goat cheese fan out of me… I wish I could say I love it like you do – I want to! Really, I do! I’m thinking maybe with the addition of cream cheese and all the other bright flavors you have going on – it just might do it!! Plus – who can resist those gorgeous tomatoes atop anything?! Wonderful recipe, my friend! 🙂

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Ha, Annie – It took me a while to become a goat cheese fan – but now I just love it. You could try feta instead – that would work well.

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  5. Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen

    This looks fantastic, Geraldine! How perfect as an easy appetizer for parties. I make a white bean and goat cheese dip that is always a big hit, so I’m sure I would love this too. Have you had Ina Garten’s whipped feta dip? I bet you would really enjoy it!

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  6. Kelly@Inspired Edibles

    I think I might qualify as a global cheese fan 🙂 I have never made whipped goat cheese though and your recipe is intriguing me. I love having serving ideas like this that are fuss free and perfect for company. Your GC toasts Geraldine… so delicious looking and with tomatoes being at their very peak right now I’m loving this idea (also noted the chilled white wine – yes!!). I like how you overcame the texture issue by combining the goat cheese with a creamier cheese – great idea. I hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer and that it’s not been too busy (or hot) for you. The fires of course have been heartbreaking.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Definitely give it a try, Kelly – it’s really delicious. And I’m agree – you definitely want fuss free when entertaining (and that glass of wine too)! The fires are awful this year – I’m afraid we’re going to have a really tough fall.

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