Goat Cheese Canapes

 These goat cheese canapes are perfect for a party, or even a light dinner.  Goat Cheese goes perfectly with a nice class of dry white wine. This cheese spread is combined with cream cheese, seasonings, and topped with pesto. These are quick and easy to prepare for your next special occasion.

goat cheese appetizers

I don’t know about you, but I love to serve up little appetizers before a dinner with friends and family. This way if I am running late, or some of my guests are running late I can offer them something until everyone is ready to eat dinner. This is the perfect party recipe, because you can make the cheese spread ahead of time, actually you could make it a couple of days ahead, and simply make up your canapes when you are ready to serve. Now these could be also be topped with a sun dried tomato, or maybe even a spiced nut, or some spicy picked vegetables. You have lots of options here.


  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • toasted baguette slices


  • Allow both goat cheese and cream cheese to reach room temperature, this way it is easy to mix these two together. In a small sized bowl blend the two cheese together, and then add seasonings.
  •  Store cheese mixture in an air tight container, and let flavors marry for at least 1 hour before serving. To create the canape, simply spread about 1/2 tablespoon of goat cheese spread onto the toast, and just before serving spoon a small amount of pesto onto these appetizers. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.6mg