Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey

There’s something amazing, complex, and SO addicting about salty cheese mixed with honey.  Spread it over a cracker, even better.  Pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and well, you’ve won my food heart.  I can’t get enough of the combination.  ❤

Yes, I have a food heart…  don’t you have one too?

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We just wrapped up our annual wine and cheese party.  This year I did a blind tasting paired with charcuterie, cheeses and a few Hors d’oeuvres.  As for the sweets?  We bought a cake from the grocery store.

****GASP****

You Tara, of all people, … BOUGHT A CAKE FROM THE GROCERY STORE???

Yes, yes I did.  Desperate times call for desperate measures and I barely had time to shower before the party let alone bake a cake.  Thank goodness for grocery stores…  And pre-baked cakes too……….

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Anyway, I wanted to show you how simple this appetizer is to make.

Spreadable goat cheese is fun to play around with because it’s a blank slate looking for any number of ways to show off its abilities.  Herbs and honey work well bringing out the acidity and then cut it right back down.

You can also whisk honey directly into goat cheese and top it with sliced peaches, pears, etc. served over a crostini.  The possibilities are limitless!

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You can use any herb to add to the goat cheese spread.  You could use a dried herb such as rosemary, or fresh basil, fresh dill, etc.  Whatever your fancy, I’d say this is pretty versatile!

I decided to use Nasturtium from my garden.  LOOK at how beautiful this herbaceous flowering plant is.  Did I mention it’s 100% edible?  Leaf, flower, seed.  All edible.  🙂

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Star leafs!

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Start with your herb of choice. Nasturtium gives a nice peppery flavor.

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Chop it up – about a tablespoon should do.

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Mixed it into the goat cheese.

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Give a dash of salt and pepper.

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Slather it on a crostini (or cracker).

The crostinis I bought seemed stale so next time I’ll try crackers.

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Drizzle with Honey…

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EAT

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EAT ALL OF THEM

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With wine of course ❤

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” – M.F.K. Fisher

 

Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey

  • 5.3 ounce container of SPREADABLE goat cheese such as La Bonne Vie
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs (like Nasturtium), or 1/2 tablespoon of dried herbs
  • Honey for drizzle
  • S&P
  • 1 bag of Crostinis or Crackers

Rough chop the herbs and add to your goat cheese mixing well.  Then lightly season with salt and pepper.  Next, slather the spread over a crostini and drizzle with honey.  This is best served with a chilled crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc.

Enjoy! xoxo

 

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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