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How to make the best goat cheese board

How to make the best goat cheese board

You know those viral butter boards? Well how about a goat cheese board? A big board slathered with yummy tangy goat cheese and various toppings is a great appetizer for the holidays or getting together with friends! Scroll down to see how to make the best goat cheese board.

And all of you charcuterie lovers are in for a real treat today! Because I am participating in a blog hop all about different kinds of charcuterie boards. If you are coming from Tammy from The White Lilac Farmhouse, welcome, and I hope you stick around! Also, how perfect is her hot chocolate board?

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And as always, I love to see what you create, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

How to make the best goat cheese board

How to make a goat cheese board You will need:

  • a large board
  • goat cheese (I used 2 logs)
  • toppings

When choosing toppings you can pick whatever you want but here are some things that I think are great options:

  • nuts
  • dried fruits (aprciots, cherries, cranberries)
  • jellies, preserves or an apple/pumpkin butter
  • cured meats
  • fresh herbs
  • drizzle with honey, balsamic glaze, olive oil
  • serve with some crackers, pita chips, or crostini

I chose to make a trio of different flavors so there’s a variety but you can do whatever you’d like!

Here is my recipe:

You will want to start by taking your goat cheese out of the refrigerator and allowing to get to room temp to make it easy to spread. Using a spoon or spatula, spread onto your board. Goat cheese board whipped goat cheese Divide the board into 3 sections lengthwise. In the first section, top with dried cherries, dried apricots and nuts. Drizzle with honey. goat cheese board In the middle, top with some pepper jelly. goat cheese with red pepper jelly On the last section, top with blackberries, chopped basil, grated lemon and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Goat cheese board Doesn’t this look delicious??? how to make the best goat cheese

 

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How to make the best goat cheese board

My friend Wendy made the best Christmas morning breakfast board. Click here to go to her next!

 

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And for more charcuterie board inspiration, check out all of these ideas from my friends below.

 

 

28 In food/ Recipes

Pumpkin baked brie

Pumpkin baked brie

Warm and gooey pumpkin baked brie is an easy appetizer that you’ll want to make all fall long and through the holidays!

If you’ve been following for awhile you know that the way to my heart is with cheese. In fact, bread and cheese are my love language. This past weekend it was in the high 70s/80s but it was the first football Sunday and I was craving all the fall comforts. So I lit a candle, played my autumn playlist (click here for the playlist) and made myself a gooey wheel of baked brie filled with warm pumpkin apple butter.

So what is baked brie exactly? First you bite into this crispy, flaky puff pastry that is filled with oozing brie cheese, melted to perfection. It’s really good paired with some crackers or apples and the addition of the warm pumpkin butter makes this perfect for the fall or the holidays. Scroll down for my delicious pumpkin baked brie recipe.

And for more cheese appetizers, check out my Goat Cheese board, similar to a butter board!

Pumpkin Baked Brie

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 wheel of brie cheese
  • pumpkin butter (if not homemade, store bought is fine. Props if you channeled Ina Garten while saying this. Apple butter would work good too!)
  • Baker’s twine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 1 honey pretzel twist

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

2.) Line a baking dish with parchment paper and roll out the puff pastry sheet on top.

3.) Spoon about 3 tbsps of pumpkin butter onto the center of the puff pastry.

Pumpkin baked brie

4.) Place the brie cheese wheel on top of the pumpkin butter spread.

5.) Draw a circle with a butter knife around the cheese, leaving about 2 inches of dough around the border.

Pumpkin baked brie

6.) Bring the edges of the puff pastry dough to the top so that the whole wheel of cheese is covered.

7.) Cut 5 strings of kitchen twine in equal length and lay out on the parchment paper in a spider’s web formation.

8.) Place the dough wrapped cheese on top of the twine and bring up each opposite side of twine, tying in the center.

9.) Make an egg wash with 1 egg and water, whisk it together and brush over the top of the puff pastry dough.

10.) Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or so, until the dough is golden brown.

11.) Remove from the oven, cutting and discarding the twine.

12.) Place a honey pretzel twist on top for the stem and sage leaf.

13.) Serve immediately with crackers, apples and some nuts.

 

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I love to see what you create! So if you make this, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

Linking the twine and this cheese board below

cheese board kitchen twine for baked brie

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For more fall inspiration and recipes check out

This easy fall centerpiece

Homemade pumpkin cold foam coffee

Apple cinnamon french toast casserole

And for the holidays

This delish Irish cream which makes awesome gifts!

My sweet potato casserole & other Thanksgiving recipes

This effortless Thanksgiving place setting

pumpkin baked brie

Pumpkin Baked brie

Crispy flaky puff pastry dough is filled with warm pumpkin butter and brie cheese melted to perfection. This makes a great fall or holiday appetizer served wtih some crackers, fruits and nuts.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • 1 wheel brie cheese
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin butter or apple butter homemade or store bought
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 1 honey pretzel twist

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper and roll out the puff pastry sheet on top.
  • Spoon about 3 tbsps of pumpkin butter onto the center of the puff pastry.
  • Place the brie cheese wheel on top of the pumpkin butter spread.
  • Draw a circle with a butter knife around the cheese, leaving about 2 inches of dough around the border.
  • Bring the edges of the puff pastry dough to the top so that the whole wheel of cheese is covered.
  • Cut 5 strings of kitchen twine in equal length and lay out on the parchment paper in a spider’s web formation.
  • Place the dough wrapped cheese on top of the twine and bring up each opposite side of twine, tying in the center.
  • Make an egg wash with 1 egg and water, whisk it together and brush over the top of the puff pastry dough.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or so, until the dough is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, cutting and discarding the twine.
  • Place a honey pretzel twist on top for the stem and sage leaf.
  • Serve immediately with crackers, apples and some nuts.