Monday, January 3, 2011

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log

This is SO easy, but SO yummy!  I love any recipe that only has 2 ingredients and this one has 2 of my favorite things at that!

I LOVE goat cheese AND I love anything cranberry!

1 (6 oz.) bag of dried cranberries *
1 (11 oz.) goat cheese log, plain or any flavor desired, softened

* I found Pomegranate-infused cranberries, but plain dried cranberries are also fine.

Simply press dried cranberries into the goat cheese log, covering all sides of the log completely.

(It may seem like you have too many cranberries, but just continue pressing berries firmly into log and rotating until all surfaces of goat cheese are completely covered. Moisten fingertips, if necessary.)

Once you have the entire goat cheese log covered with all of the dried cranberries, wrap the log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.

Prior to serving, set out at room temperature for a few minutes to soften goat cheese slightly and make it easier to slice.

Serve with crackers of your choice. 


Alex and Jill said...

I made this at Christmas too!! Except I chopped pistachios to add to it too...a little tang from the cheese, tart/sweet from the cranberries & salty from the pistachios...YUM! And it's red & green for the holidays. :)

Corrinne said...

YUM! It's one of our favorite recipes as well! I work with Chavrie and this was our signature holiday recipe this year! Here is a great tip: roll the log and the cranberries in plastic wrap. It will keep your hands clean and you are able to roll the craisins into the cheese! Enjoy!

MiMi said...

Jill, I LOVE your idea about adding chopped pistachios! I already love the tang of the cheese and the tartness of the cranberries together--the saltiness of the pistachios has got to be awesome with it! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

MiMi said...

Corrine, thank you so much for the tip! Great idea!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Why have I never thought to do this?? Great idea! Oh, and I LOVE your new blog look and the picture of you in the apron on the side!!