Baked Goat Cheese Balls

12 servings
20 min prep time
50 min total time

These baked goat cheese balls are coated with herbs, dipped in an egg-mustard mixture, and then rolled in toast crumbs. They make the perfect appetizer for any cheeseboard and usually disappear a few minutes after they come out of the oven. 

Ingredients

3 ounces (2 cups) plain Melba toasts

1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

12 ounces Vermont Creamery Goat Cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Place the Melba toasts in the bowl of a food processor. Process until fine for a minute and a half. You want really fine crumbs. Place on a plate, stir in the black pepper, and set it aside.

  • STEP 2

    Whisk eggs and mustard in a plate and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Place the herbs on a small plate and set aside.

  • STEP 4

    Using unscented dental floss, slice the goat cheese diagonally into two pieces. Then slice the goat cheese into 12 equal pieces.

  • STEP 5

    Roll each piece of goat cheese into a ball. Each goat cheese ball should be similar to a golf ball.

  • STEP 6

    Dip each ball first into the herb mixture, second into the egg mixture and then finally into the crumbs. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the goat cheese balls. Place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 7

    Heat oven to 475°F.

  • STEP 8

    Lightly brush goat cheese balls with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Aysegul Sanford is the author and photographer behind the food blog, Foolproof Living. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband. Originally from Turkey, she incorporates her mother's cooking techniques and recipes in her daily cooking and makes it a priority to use fresh and local ingredients that are in season. Her motto in life is "if you can read then you can cook." To learn more about Aysegul, visit her blog, Foolproof Living.