Honey Lavender Whipped Goat Cheese is perfect for slathering on toasted bread and a fun addition to any cheese board. Whipped goat cheese is so quick and easy to make, and one of my favorite snacks!
Enjoy it with fresh figs, blueberries, strawberries, or by itself on a piece of toast. I’ve even added it to cheese boards to eat with crostini.
My favorite way to have this Honey Lavender Whipped Goat cheese is with fresh figs when they’re In season. The fig season runs short during the month of June and then again from August to October.
The sweet and savory balance between the figs, the goat cheese, and the super grainy/seedy toast I use is just perfect.
In fact, that fig toast recipe is where this Honey Lavender Whipped Goat Cheese first debuted. It was so good, I knew it needed its own blog post.
It’s super easy to whip up ahead of time and serve as an appetizer every time of year. Bring it to your next dinner party, no one will know that you only spent about 10 minutes preparing it!
Funny story, as a kid I really hated cheese. The only way you could get me to eat cheese was if It was warm and on a greasy slice of pizza. Now I’ll eat pretty much any and all cheese and it’s hard to stop because I love it so much!
So, needless to say, turning regular goat cheese into whipped goat cheese is my new favorite thing ever.
It’s insanely creamy and so smooth. You can flavor it however you like, but here I used lemon, honey, and lavender.
If you want to change things up to make it more savory, you can use some red pepper flakes and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Give it whatever vibe you’re going for. If Mediterranean is more your thing, add some oregano and basil with fresh cracked black pepper. There are no limits in flavors for whipped goat cheese!
How to make whipped goat cheese
This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients! All you need is some goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, honey, and culinary lavender.
- Place the lavender in the food processor and blend for about 15 seconds. Alternatively, you can mash the lavender with a mortar and pestle.
- Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, and honey, to the food processor with the lavender. Blend for about 2 minutes until all ingredients are fully combined and the mixture becomes fluffy, scraping the sides down as necessary. It helps to break the goat cheese into smaller pieces for this step.
If you feel like the mixture is too sticky, you can add a little bit of olive oil (about half a tablespoon at a time) until the texture is to your liking.
You can also use the whipped goat cheese as a dip for chips, toasted baguette, or fresh veggies. It’s the literal MVP of cheese boards.
It stores well in the fridge for about 4-5 days so you can easily prep the Honey Lavender Whipped Goat Cheese ahead of time and use it as needed. Add it to sandwiches, toss some of it into a pasta with a little water to smooth it out, or dip some veggies in it for extra crunch. Go crazy!
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Honey Lavender Whipped Goat Cheese
- 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 lemon, zest
- 1 teaspoon culinary lavender*
- Prep the ingredients: slice the figs, roughly chop the mint, and place the lavender in the food processor and blend for about 15 seconds to chop it into small pieces. Alternatively, you can mash the lavender with a mortar and pestle.
- Add the whipped cream cheese, goat cheese, lemon zest, and honey, to the food processor with the lavender. Blend for about 2 minutes until all ingredients are fully combined, scraping the sides down as necessary. It helps to break the goat cheese into smaller pieces for this step.
- Spread a generous amount of the whipped goat cheese on each piece of toast. Top with fresh fig slices and mint leaves. Sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper if desired.
I like lavender but not sure I want the pieces of lavender in the cheese. Does the processor totally process them? If not, I’m wondering if I could double the honey amount and heat the honey to a dinner with the lavender in it to infuse the honey with the lavender and sieve out the lavender. Have you tried this? I guess I’ll try it and get back to you! I have been making my own honey goat cheese when I feel in love with one they served as a nearby restaurant in town.
There will still be small pieces, but you can try infusing the honey! I haven’t tried that yet but please let me know how it goes!
*I meant, “heat the honey to a SIMMER”
Sounds amazing! I cant wait to try, Lavender and Goat cheese are two of my favorite things to work with. But I have a question, maybe its just me or my phone but I do not see exact i gredient amounts here. Am I crazy?! Cant see it anywhere
Hi! If you scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post, you will see all of the ingredients and measurements in there!