Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Spread

This simple spread is great as an appetizer with paired with crackers, baguette, or crudités, and makes a delicious addition to a sandwich. You can use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand- parsley, chives, tarragon, and dill all work well. I like to make this spread with a blend of fresh herbs from my garden that mimic a classic dried Herbes de Provence- parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano (in lieu of marjoram), savory, and lavender, with a sprinkle of cracked fennel seeds.


  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice, to taste (optional)

Soften the cheese for 10 – 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, garlic, herbs and oil. Adjust flavor with lemon juice to taste (usually about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon). Serve with the toasted sliced baguette, crackers, or vegetables. Can be made up to 24 hours in advance.