Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread with orange, honey, rosemary, and nutmeg is a delicious and festive dip that is bursting with flavours!

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Hello everyone and happy (almost) weekend. Just three weeks till Christmas, I mean THREE WEEKS? I’ve got so many festive things to share with you, my friends.

Cranberry Overload

This season I’ve been on a cranberry kick. I make one or two cranberry recipes every holiday season, but so many? I’ve got 5 so far:

Cranberry Almond Relish

Pumpkin Cranberry Soup

Spiced Cranberry Cheesecake

Roasted Cranberry Rosemary Chicken

Almond Cranberry Cheese Ball

That’s some real cranberry overload? Aren’t you sick and tired yet? No? So, without further ado, let’s talk about this luscious spread. And nope, this is not a dessert. Don’t get some of the photographs confuse you. I used glass just for the presentation purposes :)

Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

It features fresh cranberries that are bursting with flavor and sharing their wonderful tartness. Honey and dried cranberries give the necessary sweetness. Pungent goat cheese perfectly balances the sweetness and tartness. Indeed, I would not suggest substituting goat’s cheese for something mild like cream cheese or mascarpone, otherwise it would be more like a dessert than an appetizer.

Lastly, fantastic aromas of orange, fresh rosemary, and nutmeg, complete the entire picture and make this spread very festive and bright.

What can I say? This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread is a perfectly festive and delightful snacking situation. I hope you like and make it too. Also, this cranberry overload isn’t over yet – one more recipe to go. At least one :)


Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy


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This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread with orange, honey, rosemary, and nutmeg is a delicious and festive dip that is bursting with flavours!


  • ~ 2/3 cup fresh cranberries

  • Juice of 1/2 medium orange

  • 2-3 tbsp. of honey

  • ~400 gr. goat’s cheese

  • 2-3 tbsp. dried cranberries (optional)

  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 1/4 whole nutmeg, freshly grated

  • 3-4 dried (dehydrated) orange rings, optional


  • Place the cranberries, orange juice, and honey in a small saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, to soften the berries. Off heat and slightly cool. Blend it up, using an immersion or regular blender.
  • Combine the goat cheese with this cranberry sauce, dried cranberries and dried oranges (if using), rosemary, and nutmeg. Using an immersion or regular blender, process until well-blended and smooth. Try and add more honey if necessary. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

  1. Neil says:

    Your cranberry goat cheese spread will go well with our leftover turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day here Ben. Nice one, thank you. You’ve got some awesome flavours going on there. Can’t wait to try it!
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  2. Ron says:

    Ben, a combination of flavors that I would not have thought of, but a very yummy sounding combination. I like your thinking with the goat cheese and the rosemary addition is intriguing. Well done…

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