Triple Flavoured Goat Cheese Appetiser Balls and Logs
Goat cheese is one of those ingredients that you can use for so many different appetisers. You can use it for stuffing tomatoes, dates, puff pastry, or mix it with different ingredients into dips to go with some crisps or crackers. For Christmas this year I made a brand new recipe for herbed/flavoured goat cheese balls and logs, which you can use both to spread on crackers or just eat like they are.
I went for three types of flavours: chives, pistachio & cranberries, sun dried tomato and fresh thyme. I used pretzel sticks instead of tooth picks, to save on rubbish, and I served the logs with different kinds of crackers. They are really easy to make, but the ones with sun dried tomato were a bit trickier as it won’t stick to the goat cheese as easily because of the oil around it. So if you’re struggling with it and want to make it easier I would recommend mixing the tomato in with the cheese instead of pasting it around it.
|200g goat cheese try buying a log rather than the spreadable blocks as they contain more liquid than the log. Try avoiding the one with the rind.|
|125g cream cheese I used Philadelphia|
|50g dried cranberries|
|75g pistachio nuts, shells removed|
|1 handful fresh thyme|
|70g sun-dried tomatoes in oil|
|10 pretzel sticks|