Herbed Goat Cheese Balls


Total Time:

10 minutes



I take my picnics very seriously and seeing as how picnic season is quickly approaching we absolutely MUST talk about Herbed Goat Cheese Balls.

Herbed Goat Cheese Balls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycooking)

We all know I’m all about simple recipes for the most part. Things I can whip up in a moments notice and say look what I madeisn’t it delicious. (so modest) These Herbed Goat Cheese Balls are exactly that. Beyond easy to make, perfect to pack up and take for a picnic, or serve up as an appetizer with a pile of crostini. Done and done. I first saw them a few months back at a new bakery in Venice Beach and I’ve been obsessing over them ever since. Clearly it was time to re-create them at home so we can all enjoy them for picnics in the park, backyard BBQ’s or a quick snack when you have some leftover in your fridge. #sorrynotsorry

Herbed Goat Cheese Balls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycooking)

Herbed Goat Cheese Balls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 2 large logs goat cheese
  • Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Fresh Dill chopped
  • Fresh Chives finely chopped
  • Fresh Basil chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toasted crostini


  • Cut the logs of goat cheese into 8 pieces each. Roll them into balls and place into a medium baking dish. Sprinkle the fresh herbs and red pepper flakes on top of the cheese and add the olive oil until it covers about ½ of the goat cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Rotate the cheese balls before serving so they are fully coated with the olive oil herb mixture.
  • Serve with crostini, pita, crudite etc.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. naomi

    I def need to make these, ah-mazing! Perfect for any party and picnic season.

  2. suzi

    so brilliant i bookmarked it twice!! gonna veganize 🙂 thanks!!

  3. Monika

    OMG. Where have these been all my life???? I have all the herbs in my garden! Walking to the market STAT for some goat cheese!!!

  4. Angie

    How simple and insanely delicious looking, I can not wait to make these! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Tarin Lindsey

    This Herbed Goat Cheese Balls recipe looks delicious and yummy. It is very unique compare to other cheese balls. I am craving for this good healthy recipe . This is the best for summer outing. Can’t wait to try this and share it with my friends. Just want to thank you for sharing this good recipe. Your ingredients are also awesome. Great blog post!

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    These are so darn gorgeous…and EASY! The perfect party treat! YUM!

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    Gosh I love these and can’t wait to try these out! Also, started following you on Pinterest.

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    Wondering if you could make these and store in fridge in mason jar. Easy to transport!

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