While this goat cheese spread with garlic and fresh herbs sounds good to me literally all of the time, and while I would gladly eat it at any time of year, I think we are in prime season for it right now. Pair it with some late summer tomatoes with a bit of grilled bread and perhaps a cocktail or glass of sparkling rose. All you need to add is friends and good conversation. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been eating the heck out of this lately.

This recipe is a prime example of simplicity at its best. With just a handful of ingredients and literally about five minutes of prep time, the final product is deliciously irresistible. This is absolutely an entertaining staple – something that can be made easily at a moment’s notice, and is sure to be a hit. Use at least three fresh herbs to give it multi-dimensional flavor. My favorite combination is basil, chives, rosemary, and parsley, but I’ve used different combinations and different proportions nearly every time I make it and haven’t found a version I dislike yet. Cheers, my dears!


  • 8 oz. soft fresh goat cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (such as basil, chives, rosemary, dill, parsley)
  • Coarse salt, to taste


  • 01

    In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with the garlic, pepper, olive oil, and herbs. Mix together with a spoon until well combined and smooth. Season to taste with salt.

  • 02

    Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle a bit more olive oil over the top. Serve.


  • Melissa Brooker

    I’m trying to teach myself to like goat cheese. So far I can enjoy in salads, I may have to try this as my next step!

  • Annie

    I recommend trying out different brands because they can vary quite a bit in flavor. Some are more mild, some are more tangy, some have a smoother texture. Maybe you’ll find one you love!

  • Megan

    Holy garlicky! I might have extra pungent garlic this week or you really like garlic. Lol. I will definitely make again but start with 1 garlic glove.

  • This new space is just gorgeous! I feel so refreshed just coming here. Much needed. Personally, I could make a dinner out of just this and be zero percent sorry about it. So good!

  • Shannon

    This was amazing!! I paired it with Barefoot Contessa’s parmesan thyme crackers and a glass of wine. Perfection!

  • Annie

    So glad to know you enjoyed it!