Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Roll

This appetizer could not be more simple, seasonal or delicious. The mixture of flavors is sublime with the sweet cranberries, tangy goat cheese, crunchy nuts and touch of salt. Keep the ingredients on hand and whip it up whenever unexpected company pops by. Perfect with crackers, flat bread and sliced fruit (apples and pear in particular!).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 3 1/2-inch by 1-inch diameter cheese log
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 4- ounce log goat cheese
  • ΒΌ cup dried sweetened cranberries , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pecans , finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Allow goat cheese to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Add cranberries, pecans and salt into a small bowl; stir to fully combine.
  2. Lay a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper on a countertop (large enough to wrap fully around the goat cheese). Place cranberries, pecans and salt on the plastic wrap in the center in a wide strip to allow rolling the goat cheese.
  3. Roll goat cheese in the mixture to fully cover. Wrap and refrigerate until serving.