Hello, friends! Happy Wednesday! I hesitate to call today’s recipe an actual recipe. It’s really more of a method. But it made for a pretty tasty appetizer and was so simple, too. I’ve got this theory that appetizers should be easy. (Well, I kinda think that about food preparation in general, but it should be especially true for appetizers.) So anyway, this cranberry goat cheese is a really great starter for a holiday meal; it’s elegant and sophisticated (but takes 5 minutes to “make”).
Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer
6 oz. goat cheese
1 c. pomegranate-infused cranberries
cranberry and sage Triscuits (limited holiday edition)
I’ve never had luck keeping goat cheese in the shape it’s packaged in. The stuff is so soft and crumbly that it invariably falls apart when I try to get the wrapping off. So I didn’t even try to keep it neat this time. Here’s what ya do: Spoon the cheese onto a sheet of plastic wrap, wrap it up, then roll it back and forth several times like you would with a rolling pin to achieve the log shape once again.
Next, dump the cranberries onto a clean sheet of plastic wrap and spread them out into a nice, thin layer. Unwrap the newly reformed goat cheese, and kinda flip it out onto the cranberries. Then wrap this all up in the plastic and roll it again, pressing slightly so the cranberries would stick.
Unwrap the cranberry-covered cheese and transfer it to your serving plate. Serve with cranberry and sage crackers.