Goat Cheese Spread with Lavender and Honey

I recently threw a party and I wanted to put out a dip made with goat cheese, but my stand-by recipe called for walnuts and I already had a lot of dishes with nuts in them and didn’t want to over-do it.  To remove the walnuts from the other recipe would have been a crime, so I found something else to make and I’m glad that I did.  This dip was a big hit.  I think that it’s perfect for summer entertaining (flavor-wise), and can be served alongside so many other dishes since it’s so mild.  I served it with a couple of kinds of simple crackers, but it would be great smeared on crostini or even a fresh baguette.

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Ingredients

12 ounces soft goat cheese

2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender

3 tablespoons honey

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Directions

  • In a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment, mix together goat cheese, lavender, and honey until smooth. Taste and adjust as necessary*

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*Note: I left the goat cheese out on the counter overnight to let it get very soft so that it was easy to work with

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Recipe adapted from a post on Whole Foods Market