Cranberry Goat Cheese Log

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log is the Easy Holiday Appetizer You Need

I made this cranberry goat cheese log from Peas & Crayons for a Thanksgiving Day appetizer. It is amazingly flavorful and simple – two of my favorite aspects of any recipe! Another bonus is you can make it ahead, double it (like I did), and/ or completely customize the ingredients (like if you have a husband that hates pecans with an unreasonable passion…or something).

It is excellent with crackers or pretzel thins. The original recipe can be found at Peas & Crayons.

Sadly, I have no final product photo because people ate it too fast! But, it looks just like this but mushed together and in a log shape.

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8


  • 8 oz. Goat Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4-1/3 c. dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 c. walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 c. pecans, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
  • Crackers for serving


  • Mix all the chopped ingredients to combine. Then smush the goat cheese into the mixture until all the ingredients are combined.
  • Plop the goat cheese mixture into the center of a square of plastic wrap and begin to shape your log by wrapping it until you are happy with the shape and pressing out the tube.
  • Secure the ends and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


For a pretty presentation warm cranberry sauce and spread it on the plate where you will place the log.  Then sprinkle with extra parsley.
You can easily make the Cranberry Goat Cheese log 3-5 days in advance and kept, wrapped in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator.

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