Cranberry Rosemary Goat Cheese Log • Stephanie Hansen


December 19, 2023

Goat cheese, also known as chèvre (which sounds so fancy) is a type of cheese made from goat’s milk. It has a distinct flavor and texture that sets it apart from cheeses made from cow’s milk.  Goat cheese has a tangy and earthy flavor, which can range from mild to strong, depending on the age of the cheese. The texture can vary from creamy and spreadable in fresh varieties to crumbly and firm in aged versions. Fresh goat cheese is often sold in logs or rounds and may be rolled in herbs or spices.

This particular treatment is a great appetizer. It can be made ahead, placed on a cheese board, or eaten alone. I usually make a few at a time and refrigerate them to grab during the busy holiday party season. You can make these into logs or rounds  and you can even use a cookie scoop to make individual balls or you can shape them like a Christmas tree on a platter


  • 4 oz Goat Cheese log softened
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup salted pecans chopped


1. Unwrap goat cheese and press it into a log-shape

2. Mix Cranberries, Rosemary, Parsley, Lemon Zest and Pecans

3. Chop all together and dump ingredients onto press and seal paper

4. Lay the goat cheese log on the press and seal paper and press and roll the log into the seasonings

5. Refrigerate the log until serving

6. Carefully unwrap log and dollop a Tablespoon of honey on your serving platter to anchor the log

7. Serve with crackers or baguette

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