1/4 Cup Pistachios, finely chopped
1/4 Cup Dried tart cherries, finely chopped
Fresh Rosemary springs
Crackers to serve (optional)
NOTES: Is is hard to call these pistachio-cherry goat cheese balls a recipe but it is certainly an easy and delicious appetizer to pull together fast. It is perfect on a cheese board, or as a pass around hors d’oeuvres. They can be made ahead and kept in the fridge until it is time to serve.
Needless to say, you can double or triple the recipe with no problem. I’ve used chopped pecans and cranberries too and they work great and fit in with the festive atmosphere around the holidays.
I pretty much have all these ingredients on hand most of the time so this is great to pull together in minutes for surprise guests or for impromptu get- togethers. If you like goat cheese, I have another fast and easy appetizer cheese course that is always a hit. Try my Goat Cheese, Pistachio and Hot Raspberry recipe. Other easy cheese course ideas include:
Serve one or more of these and you’ll never have a boring cheese course or cheese board again.