Goat cheese appetizer
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Goat cheese appetizer with cranberries, sesame seeds and dry roasted peanuts

Author: Petro


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 medium shallots finely chopped
  • 280 gr = 10 oz fresh goat cheese
  • 115 gr = 4 oz cream cheese
  • 170 gr = 6 oz feta cheese
  • 2 cups dried cranberries chopped
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts crushed
  • 2 cups sesame seeds
  • handful of fresh dill chopped


  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter.
  • Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Let cool.
  • Add shallots, goat cheese, cream cheese, and feta cheese in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Scrape the cheese mixture into a bowl, add fresh dill, 1 cup sesame seeds, 1 cup cranberries and 1 cup dry roasted peanuts.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  • Shape the cheese mixture into small balls then roll in a mixture of sesame seeds, cranberries and dry roasted peanuts to coat.
  • Serve with crackers, flat bread or bread sticks.