We love this simple and quick whipped goat cheese spread! It is perfect with all sorts of crudites, crackers, and slices of crusty dinner bread. Enjoy as a fun party appetizer, as part of no-cook summer dinner, or in your favorite sandwich. So many ideas!
Though it seems as though spring this year has lasted at least a decade, summer is finally here and we need some easy no-cook recipes to enjoy. Right?
Whether you are entertaining or are simply enjoying dinner on your deck, this recipe can fit into your plans. I know it fit into mine the other night when I had a pile of farm stand veggies and no interest in turning on the stove.
What Do You Need?
- Goat Cheese – Any plain, soft variety will work.
- Milk – This makes the spread creamy and spreadable.
- Olive Oil – More creaminess.
- Garlic – One or two cloves grated right into the bowl while you are mixing.
- Herbs/Salt – Switch up the flavor by switching up the herbs.
Tip: I love my Microplane! It makes quick work of grating the garlic (and anything else I need grated 🙂 )
How To Make This
To make garlicky goat cheese spread, add the cheese, milk, olive oil, garlic, and herbs to a mixer. Whip until the dip is light and fluffy and all the ingredients are mixed through.
This is very simple and will only take a few minutes!
First, whip together the cheese, milk, and olive oil until smooth.
Second, add one clove of grated garlic, salt, and your herbs. Mix that up.
Third, taste. Decide if you need more garlic or other seasonings.
Storing and Serving
If you are not eating the spread right away, transfer it to a sealed container and keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
When you are ready to serve, take it out and put it on the counter for at least 20 minutes to soften. Then give it a stir and enjoy. If you wish, you can drizzle on some olive oil and add a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
Serving Suggestion: For my photos (and dinner!) I served the recipe as dip for a large variety of vegetables. I have watermelon radishes (sliced very thin), small red radishes (halved with their leaves), cucumber spears, sliced bell peppers, grape tomatoes , and carrots cut into spears as well. This provided a rainbow of colors and flavors. See what you have available at your local farm or market!
If you try my recipe for Garlicky Goat Cheese Spread, I would love to hear from you in the comments with your experience and rating! And I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.
– Stay Safe, Annemarie
Garlic Herb Goat Cheese Spread
- 8 oz goat cheese
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup milk, and more if needed
- 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, and/or chives
- In a bowl combine the goat cheese, olive oil, and milk. Using a hand mixer and beat until smooth and light. (Or use a standing mixer and the whisk attachment.)
- Mix in 1 clove grated garlic, salt, and fresh herbs. Taste and add more garlic or salt as needed.
- Serve immediately.
- No Mixer? If you don't have or don't want to use a mixer, let the cheese warm up to room temperature, 30 minutes or so, and then mix everything together in a bowl with a large spoon.
- Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in a sealed container. To serve from storage, allow to warm up for 20-30 minutes on the counter then give it a stir and enjoy.
- Serving: A drizzle of olive oil and some more of the fresh herbs strewn over the top of the spread makes for a nice presentation.