A creamy and tangy goat cheese dip full of fresh herbs makes a great dip or spread. This whipped goat cheese is an elegant, but easy appetizer recipe.
Goat cheese is the star of this recipe. I mixed in a bit of heavy cream to make it into a whipped dip instead of being too crumbly. But this recipe is made completely without cream cheese.
This makes a quick and easy snack for a party, potluck, holiday gathering or summer BBQ.
If you are not a goat cheese fan, but love garlic and herbs then you should try my Garlic Cream Cheese Dip.
Tips and Tricks
You can substitute dried herbs for fresh in this recipe, but I really prefer and love this dip with the fresh herbs. When substituting dried herbs, remember to change the amounts as dried are stronger and take less. A standard conversion is 1 tablespoon fresh herbs = 1 teaspoon dried herbs.
If there is an herb that you don’t like then you can leave out. If desired, adjust the amount of the others you use.
Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic to your liking as well.
It’s easy to spread onto crostini, a nice, sturdy cracker or even on a sandwich or wrap. Vegetables for dipping would be a great option too. You could even serve with an appetizer or side like wings or fries.
This will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also make ahead of time.
Add the goat cheese, heavy whipping cream and garlic cloves to the bowl of a food processor.
Process until the mixture is whipped and creamy.
Add dip to a small bowl and gently fold in the chopped herbs.
Chill covered in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Top with additional chopped fresh herbs for garnish if desired.
Goat Cheese Dip
- 8 oz goat cheese
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- Crumble the goat cheese into the bowl of a food processor.
- Add in heavy cream and garlic.
- Process until mixture is creamy.
- Scrape into a small bowl and fold in herbs.
- Serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.