Pesto Goat Cheese

August 21, 2014  •  Appetizers,

Chris Katie Engagement-12-1 smallWe had an engagement party recently for my son and his fiancé – they’ve been dating about 5 years, and we couldn’t be happier about the upcoming wedding!Chris Katie Engagement-1 smallHere’s their story – one of the bridesmaids had this put together and it was a huge hit. Every time a guest asked my son a question, he could simply say, “Have you seen the board?”Chris Katie Engagement-21 smallOne of the other bridesmaids brought this fun contribution to the party – everyone wrote a tip for a successful relationship on a card and all the keys went into a tip jar for the kids to read later.pesto goat cheese dip-1My contribution (other than giving birth and raising that boy!) to the event was, of course, the food. For an open house I like finger foods, and cheese is always popular. But to make it a bit more summery, I stirred in some homemade basil pesto into goat cheese – and boy, was that a hit. You can make this ahead of time and then let it come to room temperature so that it’s soft to spread. Serve it with crackers and some nice crostini, on a platter with some Italian meats, and you have a party in minutes.

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Pesto Goat Cheese
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 20
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • 1 pound softened goat cheese
  • Salt to taste
  1. Stir the pesto into the softened goat cheese until it's well mixed. Season with salt to taste, and then refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.



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  1. Pam says:

    Tremendous blog post, thanks for sharing!

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