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Whipped Goat Cheese with Strawberries

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A sweet appetizer spread, this whipped goat cheese recipe is given an extra boost of flavor with balsamic glazed strawberries. Whip it up in minutes, and spread it over freshly sliced bread for a recipe that will leave your guests raving. 

Bowl of whipped goat cheese topped with roasted strawberries and fresh basil

What Is Whipped Goat Cheese? 

Often popular around the holiday seasons, whipped goat cheese is a fluffy spread that can be made with all kinds of flavor combinations. No matter how it is seasoned, whipped goat cheese always contains a combination of goat cheese and cream cheese that has been whipped either by hand or in a blender or food processor until an airy texture has been formed. 

Why You’ll Love Our Version 

More often than not, we see whipped goat cheese recipes presented with savory flavors like chives and garlic. However, we decided to sweeten things up a bit! To do so, we coated strawberries with a sugar and balsamic glaze. Then, we baked them in the oven to release their natural sugars. The results couldn’t have been better! This recipe is: 

  • So easy to make. 
  • Requires minimal prep and is quick to clean up. 
  • Sweet, creamy, and savory. 
  • Perfect to spread on bread, crackers, and more! 

Chopped strawberries with a small flower on a cutting board

What You’ll Need 

This entire recipe comes together with just 8 ingredients, and we’re willing to bet you already have most of them on hand! 

For the Strawberries

  • Strawberries – Not only are they good for you, but the light taste of strawberries pairs perfectly with the heavier flavors of goat cheese. Together, they create a sweet and savory combination no one can resist! 
  • Balsamic Vinegar – It may seem like a strange combination, but pairing balsamic vinegar with strawberries helps bring out their natural sweetness. 
  • Sugar – Because we love a little extra sweetness, we add a tablespoon of sugar for good measure. 
  • Lemon Zest – A little lemon zest goes a long way and adds depth to the flavor of this dish with just a bit of tang. 

For the Goat Cheese

  • Goat Cheese – Made out of goat’s milk, goat cheese is white, creamy, and has a mild yet rich flavor. 
  • Ricotta Cheese – A cheese made from whey, ricotta is light in flavor and thick in texture, making it an easy way to add even more fluff to this recipe. 
  • Water – A dash of water is crucial to thinning out your cheese so it’s more of a spread and less of a dip. 
  • Lemon Juice – In addition to helping thin out the goat cheese mixture, lemon juice compliments the lemon zest on the strawberries and ties the whole dish together with a refreshing taste. 

Strawberries in a baking dish with fresh basil

How to Make Whipped Goat Cheese with Strawberries

You’re not going to believe how something so tasty can be so easy to make! Your guests will think you spent all day in the kitchen, but your secret’s safe with us. 

For the Strawberries

  1. Wash and slice your berries. 
  2. Add the ingredients to a baking dish. 
  3. Stir to combine. 
  4. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, and let cool. 

For the Goat Cheese

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. 
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy. 

Whipped goat cheese and strawberries in a bowl with fresh basil

Tips and Tricks

  • Soften It Up. If you make this recipe ahead of time, it will firm up in the fridge. For easier spreading, let it sit out at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. 
  • Use Plain Goat Cheese. Be sure to read the ingredient list of the cheese you choose! Some have added ingredients like garlic and onion that may not pair well with strawberries. 
  • Choose Cream Cheese. Instead of ricotta cheese use room temperature cream cheese instead. For a fluffier cream cheese, whipped cream cheese can be used as well!
  • Store Leftovers. Although we’ve never had this happen, if you do have leftovers, they should be covered and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

Whipped Goat cheese on toasted baguette with baked strawberries

Serving Suggestions

Not sure how to use your whipped goat cheese? Take a look at our favorite suggestions below! 

  • Smeared onto a thick slice of homemade bread
  • As a dip with your favorite crackers
  • For a healthy option, pair it with celery sticks for dipping. 

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close up image of whipped goat cheese with strawberries in a white baking dish topped with mint

Whipped Goat Cheese with Strawberries

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This whipped goat cheese with strawberries is a simple spread perfect for crostinis, crackers, and more!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 106 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Strawberries

  • 16 ounces strawberries (sliced in half)
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Lemon zest

For the Goat Cheese

  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons water + more for thinning
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Honey to taste
  • Basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Slice the strawberries, and add them to a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the lemon zest, sugar, and balsamic on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add the goat cheese, ricotta, water, and lemon juice to a blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the ricotta mixture to a bowl. Top with the baked strawberries.
  • Drizzle honey on top to taste, and add fresh basil for garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, goat cheese, snack
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  1. Under the Tips and Tricks you mention you can use whipped cream cheese. However, the recipe doesn’t call for cream cheese. I would love to make this for a gathering but am uncertain whether it is supposed to have cream cheese in it. I think that could make a big difference. Please advise. Thanks so much! (I love your recipes!!)

    1. Good catch! Just updated the recipe. The cream cheese can be used in place of the ricotta. Feel free to use regular or whipped cream cheese!