Easy recipe for homemade goat cheese log with fresh chives. This quick appetizer is perfect if you need any last minute appetizer ideas or something to put on your cheese board.
Homemade goat cheese log with chives tastes way better than its store-bought version, plus it is usually cheaper as well.
Just grab a fresh goat cheese log and chives from your local store and all you need is 5 minutes of your time (even less) to put it together!
How to make goat cheese log with chives
All you need to do is finely chop fresh chives, spread them onto a chopping board and roll the log in it. You might need to do the rolling a few times – just until the log is covered in chives.
When done, you are ready to serve!
Tips for making goat cheese log with chives
- Because this is a recipe with 2 ingredients only, make sure to use fresh chives. Do not substitute it for the dried version.
- Make sure to choose the fresh cheese log and not the one with rind.
- A chilled goat cheese log is easier to roll as it’s hard and holds its shape well.
How do you cut goat cheese logs?
You can cut them easily into thin slices – but because this kind of cheese has a stronger flavor, I recommend just using either a butter knife or fork and just take a small piece out of the log and spread it onto a crostini (crackers, celery or apple).
What can I add to goat cheese?
There are many options. You can coat it in finely chopped dried cranberries, nuts, fresh herbs or dried fruits, … You can use only one of the ingredients or combine a few.
Just to give you some idea, here are my other favorite goat cheese log recipes:
The first one is packed with chopped apricots and dark chocolate and is perfect for those who are not familiar with goat cheese flavor but would still like to try it as it does not taste strong.
What to serve with goat cheese log?
And if you are wondering what to do with a goat cheese log why not add it to a cheese board? They are easy to assemble and you can fill them with anything you or your guests like.
Looking for more cheese appetizers?
I have a few recipe ideas for you. They are all easy to make and you only need a few minutes to make them:
- Cranberry Olive Cheese Skewers
- Olive Cheese Balls
- Pear Prosciutto Appetizer
- Caprese Salad Bites
- Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini
- Goat Cheese Wrapped Grapes
- ½ cup finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 fresh goat cheese log, chilled
- Rinse, pat dry and finely chop fresh chives. Spread them evenly on your chopping board and roll the cheese log in it until it is fully covered in chives.
- I used 1 small goat cheese log (3.5 ounces/100 grams). You can use a larger log if you like. The 1 cup of chopped chives should also be enough for a larger log.
- Serve with crackers, crostini, apple slices, celery sticks, …
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g