Holiday Goat Cheese Log
This started as a Christmas treat, but was so popular that it's now served at all special family gatherings. The idea came from a recipe in a Colonial Williamsburg cookbook, but I modified it to get rid of peppercorns and add fruit. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve with crackers.
- Serves: 8 persons
- ½cup smoked almonds
- 2tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
- 2tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives
- ¼cup dried cherries
- 1(8 ounce) log plain goat cheese
Step 1Pulse almonds in the bowl of a food processor until chopped. Add parsley and chives; continue to pulse until incorporated. Add cherries and process until everything is finely chopped and you have a nice mixture of red and green.
Step 2Pour nut mixture onto a flat work surface and spread into a thin layer.
Step 3Roll goat cheese log in the nut mixture until fully covered. Carefully pick it up and tap the ends of the log into the nut mixture to cover. Place on a serving dish.