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A holiday goat cheese log for a fast and festive Christmas appetizer

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In the blink of an eye, Christmas is upon us again! Between work, play and holiday festivities, there hardly seems to be enough hours to fit it all in before Christmas Day. Make your life infinitely less complicated by taking advantage of quick recipes, like this Holiday Goat Cheese Log.

For an immensely simple recipe, this Holiday Goat Cheese Log offers unbelievable flavor with minimal ingredients. Just hand-roll a goat cheese log in a combination of dried cranberries, pistachios, chives and honey for a rich mixture of sweet and savory.

This cheese dish makes an exquisite appetizer to serve with an assortment of crackers. With the red of the cranberries and green of the pistachios and chives, it makes a gorgeous Christmas-themed treat!

If you need a Christmas appetizer in a pinch, this Holiday Goat Cheese Log is the answer to your prayers. And after the holidays, continue to experiment with other flavor combinations, such as lemon, garlic, herbs, pecans, shallots and more.


  • 1 (8-oz) goat cheese log
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • Honey (optional)
  • Crackers


Mince the cranberries, pistachios and chives. Evenly distribute on a length of aluminum foil or wax paper. Roll the goat cheese log in the cranberries, pistachios and chives until completely covered. Be sure to press the mixture into the exposed ends of the log as well.

Drizzle with honey just prior to serving. Plate with crackers.



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