Need an easy and delicious hors d’oeuvre for your next gathering? This goat cheese appetizer made with Montchevre® Natural Goat Cheese Log is sure to impress your guests! This recipe for goat cheese crostini with honey, pecans and thyme could not be more simple to whip up, and all of the flavors go so well together. Sweet notes from the honey meld perfectly with the smooth and creamy goat cheese which is then topped with fresh thyme – all complimented by the crunch from the pecans. This is one appetizer everyone is sure to love!

little toasts topped with goat cheese, honey and pecans served near a cheese board

This post has been sponsored by Montchevre®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Now that the holiday season is just around the corner, take your parties and gatherings to the next level with this DELICIOUS goat cheese appetizer. I love to serve it either on a cheese board or right alongside one! Made with Montchevre® Natural Goat Cheese Log, it only takes a few minutes to put the whole spread together and it’s full of wonderful textures and flavors. We’ve also added an entire list of customizations and add-ons to make your own cheese board creation! Your guests will love all of the tasty options, and you’ll love how quick and easy everything is to put together!

Get in on the action and build your own virtual cheeseboard for a chance to win instantly at www.montchevrebyocb.com.

cheese board with blue cheese, goat cheese, crackers, grapes and apple slices

How To Make This Tasty Goat Cheese Appetizer

Only 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes of hands-on time is all you need to add a little extra pizzaz to your cheese board with this delicious goat cheese appetizer!

To get things started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and slice a baguette. Place the slices on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are toasty. Taking the extra time to toast the bread slices is super important. This not only gives them a pleasant crunch but allows the goat cheese to spread on easier since the bread is warm. And PS: that’s the only time you’ll turn on the oven for this recipe. Yeeeeeah baby.

Toasted bread slices with various toppings are called crostini. Or “little toasts” in Italian.

While the bread is toasting, mix the goat cheese and honey together until relatively smooth. It’s okay if it’s a little crumbly. I highly recommend using a goat cheese like Montchevre® Natural Goat Cheese Log, made from fresh milk. It’s so good – creamy with the perfect tangy flavor. Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs come in 12 different flavors for all of the your cheese board and appetizer creations!

mixing goat cheese with honey in a small white bowl
Once the bread comes out of the oven, spread the goat cheese mixture on the toasted bread (while it’s still warm). Top with chopped pecans, fresh thyme leaves and a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, if desired.
spread bread with goat cheese and top with pecans and thyme
Crunchy, tangy, and sweet. An extra drizzle of honey is always welcome! Try not to eat them all before your guests arrive!
drizzling honey on goat cheese crostini

Build the Perfect Cheese Board

1. Start with Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs (there are 12 flavors to choose from)

The cheese on a cheese board is the star of the show, right? You’ll want to use high-quality cheeses, and I love that Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs are Non-GMO certified by the National Science Foundation. Not only that but they are creamy and smooth with amazing flavor! This cheese has been one of our hands-down FAVORITES!

2. Add in fresh fall fruit

Grapes, apple slices, pears, and figs are all great options this time of year.

3. Olives

Both green and black olives are perfect for a fall-inspired cheese board!

4. Nuts & seeds

Add in nuts and seeds to fill in any extra spaces. Pumpkin seeds would be especially great right now!

5. Crackers

Having crackers on the board is a must! Whole wheat or rice crackers are delicious and a crowd-pleaser. Be sure to have options for everyone, including anyone that might be on a gluten-free diet.

6. Dried fruit

Add in cranberries, apricots, figs, and other dried fruit options to take your cheese board to the next level!

7. Greenery

Fall greenery and/or fresh herbs adds a unique and beautiful feel to the cheese board. A few great options for decor around the cheese board are eucalyptus, fall leaves, sage, rosemary, and olive branch.

crostini topped with goat cheese, pecans, thyme and honey

Tips For Creating a Beautiful, Effortless Cheese Board

  • Use the best quality cheese. Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs are sure to make everyone happy!
  • Balance the cheese board by keeping similar items on opposite ends. For example, one type of cracker at one end and another type of cracker at the other end.
  • Fill in empty spaces with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and fresh herbs.
  • But don’t overcrowd your cheese board!

I hope you’ll serve this goat cheese appetizer alongside your cheese boards this holiday season! The goat cheese and honey flavors blend together so nicely on little toasty crostini, that my mouth is watering just thinking about them. Adding in the nutty flavor of the pecans and the toasty crunch, makes these irresistible!

Other Delicious Appetizer Ideas To Try:

Pumpkin Hummus

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

The Perfect Cheese Board from Lemon Tree Dwelling

An Easy Cheese Board in 10 Minutes from Damn Delicious

Cheese Board Making 101 from Barefeet In The Kitchen

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goat cheese on crostini with honey and pecans

I hope you have a chance to give this goat cheese appetizer a try and, also, build your own virtual cheeseboard for a chance to win instantly at www.montchevrebyocb.com. Be sure to take your cheese board to the next level this holiday season with Montchevre® Goat Cheese Logs.

drizzling honey on goat cheese crostini
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Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey, Pecans and Thyme
Amount Per Serving (2 appetizers with toppings)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 257mg11%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey, Pecans and Thyme
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 French baguette, 18 inches, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 2 (4 oz.) Montchevre® Natural Goat Cheese Log, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Bake 10 -12 minutes or until lightly toasted.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the goat cheese and honey together until relatively smooth. It’s okay if it's a little crumbly.
  3. Spread the goat cheese mixture on the toasted bread (while it's still warm). Top with chopped pecans, fresh thyme leaves and a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, if desired.

  4. Before serving, drizzle each crostini with honey. Keep leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator for a couple days.
Author: Kim
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goat cheese, goat cheese appetizer, goat cheese toasts

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