lemon thyme goat cheese spread

Creamy goat cheese. Tart lemon. Fresh thyme. Crusty bread.

Need I say more? I wanted to make a spread or dip with goat cheese for a get together and came across this recipe on epicurious.com. It sounded perfect, light, and can easily be made ahead of time. When recipes combine cheese and bread, I rarely need anymore convincing. ;)

Switch up the fresh herbs and serve with baguette slices, crostini or crackers.

Lemon Thyme Goat Cheese Spread - recipe inspiration from Bon Appétit

  • 6 oz goat cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • baguette slices

Press goat cheese into a mound.

Season with thyme, salt and pepper and press seasonings into cheese.

Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil.

Pour lemon juice mixture over goat cheese mound.

Serve with slices baguette, fresh or toasted.

*You can also mix lemon juice mixture and goat cheese all together if making ahead of time.

Best served with wine and good friends.




  1. says

    I wish I liked goat cheese! We ate a goat cheese quesadilla in hawaii but I just wasn’t crazy about that particular cheese…do you think another cheese would work in this recipe?

      • Jackie says

        Thanks for the other cheese suggestions-I’m not a huge goat cheese fan either. I’ll try it with whipped feta and see how it turns out!

  2. says

    oh man, this post made my mouth water! i wanted to buy goat cheese at the supermarket today, but the little one near our apartment (in a tiny town) DIDN’T HAVE ANY! i was so sad. it looks amazing though!

  3. Kristin says

    Um, yes, please! I just took a goat cheese cooking class at Whole Foods in Uptown last night and it was AMAZING! No idea there were so many types of goat cheese (other than just chevre).

    • Emily says

      Only about a day sadly. I made it at night and then served it the next night. Past that it was a little off…

  4. says

    Goat cheese and eggs are the two things that keep me from veganism.

    What I would give for that spread, crusty bread and a nice glass of white wine right now….ahh…..okay, back to reality. Plus, it’s only 8:30am, so I really shouldn’t be fantasizing about wine….

  5. says

    This sounds so good! I just bought some from the Farmer’s Market, but it was already flavored with garlic and chive. Next time I’ll have to get plain and fancy it up with this recipe!

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