Making your own blueberry goat cheese is surprisingly simple! It requires only a handful of ingredients. The best part is that you will be amazed at how much it tastes just like the kind you purchase at the store. I love making my own goat cheese, but I’ll admit that I was intimidated to make the homemade version of this recipe. After one taste and bite, I realized it was not hard to make at all.
What is Blueberry Goat Cheese?
Blueberry Goat Cheese is a smooth, creamy pasteurized goat cheese that’s flavored with real blueberries. It’s made in the traditional chèvre style, only this time we’ve mixed in sweet and juicy blueberries to make a memorable cheese. This dish delivers a true blueberry taste experience—the unique fruit is preserved during the ripening process for a full-flavored bite. Serve it as you would any soft goat cheese. We think it’s especially great for layering on bagels or crackers or adding to breakfast or lunch sandwiches.
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 pound fresh goat cheese log or goat cheese in a tub
How to make blueberry goat cheese
- Combine the blueberries and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped but not pureed.
- Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place the goat cheese log on a serving platter.
- Slice off 1/3 of the log to reveal the interior of the cheese.
- Spread 1/3 of the blueberry-sugar mixture evenly over the exposed side of the cheese log, then top with another 1/3 of the berry mixture. Repeat with the remaining 2/3s of each ingredient until all ingredients are used up.
- Serve immediately
If you’re looking for a way to make this goat cheese better, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips for making your blueberry goat cheese as good as it can be:
- Add in some vanilla extract to give your goat cheese an extra boost of flavor.
- Make sure to cut up your blueberries before adding them to the goat cheese! This will help them distribute evenly throughout the mix.
- Don’t forget to take out the seeds from the blueberries before adding them! They’ll just make your mix too wet and sticky, which isn’t fun at all!
- Choose a good quality blueberry – When you’re buying blueberries, you want to find ones that are plump and moist, with nice color and no bruising or soft spots. You want to be able to smell their sweetness before you even bite into them!
- Get creative with your toppings – If you want your blueberry goat cheese to have an extra kick of flavor, sprinkle on some crumbled hazelnuts or almonds! The contrast between the two textures will really make your taste buds sing.
- Try mixing in some honey or maple syrup – This will help balance out the sweetness of the berries and give it a more complex taste profile overall!
What to eat with Blueberry Goat Cheese
Blueberry cheese is the best of both worlds: sweet and savory. It’s the perfect way to add a pop of flavor to any dish.
Here are some ideas for what to eat with blueberry goat cheese:
- A grilled cheese sandwich with sharp cheddar, arugula, and a dollop of blueberry goat cheese spread on sourdough bread
- A fruit salad with blueberries, coconut flakes, and blueberry goat cheese sprinkled on top
- A burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, and blueberry goat cheese
Blueberry goat cheese is a delicious treat that you can enjoy any time of year. The only thing that makes it better? Knowing how to store it so that it tastes as good as it did when you bought it.
When you’re storing this goat cheese, the key is to make sure that it’s not exposed to air for too long. This can dry out the cheese and make it harder to spread onto your favorite cracker or bagel.
The best way to store blueberry goat cheese is in an airtight container with a lid on top. If you don’t have one and don’t feel like buying one, put the container in a plastic bag and seal it shut with an elastic band or twist tie before putting it away in your fridge or pantry.
Reheating your blueberry goat cheese is easy! You can reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
- To reheat your goat cheese in the microwave, place it on a plate and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring thoroughly between each heating session. You may need to repeat this process up to three times before you reach your desired temperature.
- If you prefer to use the stovetop method, place your goat cheese in a saucepan over low heat. Stir every minute until it reaches your desired temperature.
Blueberries are known for their antioxidant properties, and goat cheese is a low-sodium and low-fat dairy product. So, it’s no surprise that blueberry goat cheese is packed with health benefits.
- Blueberries have been shown to contain a compound called anthocyanin, which is responsible for the blue color of the berries. Anthocyanin has been shown to reduce inflammation, making it useful in treating arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Goat cheese contains calcium and vitamin B12, which are essential nutrients that help keep bones and teeth healthy.
- In addition to its nutritional value, blueberry goat cheese has been linked to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. This is because blueberries have been shown to boost your immune system by increasing white blood cell production. They also help prevent cancer by binding with free radicals in your body and neutralizing them before they can damage cells or cause mutations.
- Calories: 70
- Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 90mg
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 3g
How to eat blueberry goat cheese?
Blueberry goat cheese is the perfect way to add a sweet, tart flavor to your next meal. It’s a great way to add some variety to your diet, and it’s super easy to make.
First, take a small amount of blueberry goat cheese and spread it on your toast or crackers. You can also use this recipe to make blueberry goat cheese dip for fruit or vegetables.
You can serve this dish with some fresh mint leaves and sliced pears for an extra-special treat!
What crackers go well with blueberry goat cheese?
Blueberry goat cheese is a great snack to have on hand, because it is both delicious and good for you. To make it even better, pair it with some crackers that bring out the flavor of blueberries and complement their sweetness.
Here are some of our favorite cracker pairings for blueberry goat cheese:
Wheat Thins – These thin crackers are crisp and crunchy, with a sweet honey flavor that really complements the blueberries in your cheese.
Triscuits – These thin crackers have a milder honey flavor than Wheat Thins, but they’re still sweet enough to bring out the best in the blueberries in your goat cheese.
Ryvita – Ryvita is made from whole grains, so these crackers are hearty enough to stand up to the creaminess of the blueberry goat cheese without getting soggy or falling apart on you.
This blueberry goat cheese recipe is easy to make, and it’s a great way to enjoy a snack that’s both sweet and savory. The delicious flavor combination is sure to please a wide variety of palates!
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Blueberry Goat Cheese
- ½ cup fresh blueberries rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ pound fresh goat cheese log goat cheese in a tub
- Combine the blueberries and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped but not pureed. Transfer to a small bowl
- Place the goat cheese log on a serving platter. Slice off 1/3 of the log to reveal the interior of the cheese. Spread 1/3 of the blueberry-sugar mixture evenly over the exposed side of the cheese log, then top with another 1/3 of the berry mixture. Repeat with the remaining 2/3s of each ingredient until all ingredients are used up. Serve immediately.