Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

If you like goat’ cheese dips and spread, particularly sweet variations, you will like this Lavender Goat Cheese Spread!

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

Hello everyone – happy Wednesday (Which honestly feels like Friday.)

As some of you notices, I’ve been enjoying lavender season here on Havoc in The Kitchen. I have shared these ideas so far:

Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender Martini Vermouth Cocktail

Goat Cheese Spreads

Now, I wanted to share something different – this delightful appetizer. Besides boozy cocktails, goat cheese spread ideas have been my another obsession this season. I hope you don’t mind. Indeed, you might check previously posted recipes, and maybe you’ll like them too:

Blackberry Lilac Goat Cheese

Rainbow Goat Cheese Spread 

Rose Jam Goat Cheese

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

This Lavender Goat Cheese Spread turned insanely delicious that I think it disappeared before Andrew got back from work (That’s his fault – he should have left in first place, right? lol)

If you think this spread is sweet and savoury, that’s not the case. While the taste of goat’s cheese is still distinctive, it’s more like a dessert-kind of spread this time. But you can always adjust adding less of the sweeteners, if you wish. You might also wonder about this spread’s chunky consistency. Originally, I was going to use honey, but it appeared almost all honey had gone. I was able to collect less than a teaspoon. But I also had some leftovers of luscious peach jam, so I decided to use both. I think that was a luck call because the taste was splendid – I bet better than it would have been with only the addition of honey. Besides, these little chunks of juicy peaches were sooooooo gooood!

However, you can use only honey or peach jam for this recipes, that’s totally up to you.

How to Make and Serve

And this lavender aroma? Insane! I used some fresh (blooming) lavender flavours as they aren’t as potent as dried lavender meaning it’s harder to make a dish too overpowering with them. But of course you can use dried lavender buds – you will need twice (or even more) less. It’s always better to be less generous when it comes to lavender.

As for serving, I think plain or lightly salty crackers (like water crackers) would be a good vessel to enjoy this spread. But I won’t judge you if you use simply a spoon. I might have done this myself :)

I hope you you like Lavender Goat Cheese Spread, and you will give it a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram  message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers!

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread
Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Appetizers
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

If you like goat’ cheese dips and spread, particularly sweet variations, you will like this Lavender Goat Cheese Spread!

Ingredients

  • 250 to 300 gr. plain goat’s cheese

  • about 1 tbsp. honey

  • 2-2 tsp. peach jam (optional)

  • 1/3 tsp. fresh lavender blooms (or about 1/8 tsp. dried buds), minced

Directions

  • Using a blender (regular or immersion), pure the goat’s cheese with the honey and lavender, 10-15 seconds. Add the peach jam and process few seconds more, until the desired consistency, either smooth or chunky.
  • Spread the goat cheese on the serving plate. Sprinkle with a few extra lavender blooms. Serve with crackers or baguette. Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 2 days, covered. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use either honey or peach jam if desired – just increase the amount accordingly.

12 thoughts on “Lavender Goat Cheese Spread

  1. Laura says:

    Ben, I love this flavor combination – I especially love the addition of the peach jam – I always have peach or apricot jam on hand, and this spread sounds absolutely perfect for dessert or snack, or even spread on toast for breakfast!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    You know, I think the addition of peaches here really added a fun twist! We have goat cheese and peaches in the fridge right now…so I’m well on my way to this recipe! It sounds like a delightful appetizer idea along with a glass of wine!
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