Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizer

When it comes to entertaining, I like to make things simple. My favourite appetizer is to create a charcuterie board where I layer a variety of meats, cheeses, pepper jelly and nuts. My favourite cheese is goat cheese wrapped in herbs and nuts.

It is SO EASY to prepare, under 15 minutes!

**This recipe is part of a blog hop be sure to visit the blogs listed below for more fantastic ideas to get your through the holiday season!**

Walnut Thyme Goat Cheese Log

Printable Recipe

Ingredients and Directions:

All you need is a goat cheese log, a handful of walnuts and several sprigs of fresh thyme. Do not substitute with dried thyme, it just won't have the same taste.

Chop up the nuts until they are in small bits, like cracker crumbs. Then remove the leaves from the thyme by sliding your fingers along the stem. Finely chop up the leaves.

Next you simply mix the two together and spread on a cutting board.

 Unwrap the cheese and roll in the nut-herb mixture. Pressing gently as your roll. Don't forget to dab the ends as well! You can wrap up the log in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for later. Make sure you let the cheese come to room temperature before serving. It makes it easier to spread.

Alternative flavour combinations: You can substitute walnuts for other nuts such as hazelnuts, pistachios or pecans. You can change the herbs to basil, rosemary or oregano. I have added dried chopped fruit such as craisins or apricots as well.

Spread on crackers and enjoy!

 Please visit these other blogs participating in a Holiday Appetizer blog hop to gather a plethora of ideas!

Goat Cheese Log by Barbara of Hodge:Podge
Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Cheese Fondue Appetizer by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Festive Crostini with Cranberry Compote & Brie by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
  Stuffed Mushrooms by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Olive and Cream Cheese Dip by Beth Ann of The Hunted and Gathered
  Loaded BLT Dip by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Cranberry Baked Brie by Jenn of Clean & Scentsible
Ritz Pizza Crackers by Shannon of AKA Design
Whipped Goat Cheese and Cranberry Jalapeno Crostini by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos


  1. What a delicious and simple appetizer idea! I love goat cheese...this is definitely going to make an appearance at our Christmas party next weekend!

  2. All of my favorites rolled into one! Looks delish!

  3. This looks so easy to throw together and I bet equally as delicious!


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