Goat's cheese with herbs and edible flowers

Herbs and edible flowers not only look nice on goat's cheese, they also impart their flavours too. Lavender and cheese may not be an immediate combination that comes to mind but it works really well - the flowery notes hit your palate first before the tart and creamy taste of the goat's cheese comes through. The trick is to go easy on the lavender.

If you're not game to try edible flowers, then try this with herbs, they work a treat and taste amazing. Herbs that go will with cheese include chives, thyme, oregano and basil.
You'll need:

Goat's cheese
Herbs and/ or edible flowers (I used lavender, zucchini flowers and chives)
Ramekins or muffin tray
Cling film
 Method:

1. Line ramekins with cling film
  2. Place edible flowers and herbs on cling film.
 3. Add goat's cheese and press down on ramekin so the cheese takes the shape of the ramekin.
 4. Remove cheese, place upside down and serve with crackers.

24 Responses to Goat's cheese with herbs and edible flowers

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is such an easy appetizer to prepare! I love edible flowers like nasturtiums. And awhile back, I discovered that you can eat the flowers on most herbs that flower and they're great! I hope you're having a wonderful day!!

kidgranny said...

Looks like the perfect afternoon/evening snack! Must pair nicely with a glass of wine.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These almost look too pretty to eat!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ananka said...

Great idea. Looks really tasty :-)

burntfeather said...

Interesting to know they did imprint their flavour, I always thought it was just a visual thing (although a very pretty visual thing) and we do eat with our eyes, don't we! I feel like you'd win friends bringing these along to a get together :)

sonia de macedo said...

Um, YUM! I don't know if I could handle lavender. I'm not a fan of it period so I'd probably leave it out, but zucchini leaves would be divine

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Charu Sharma said...

Trishie this post has left me feeling hungry!! ;)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That is the prettiest cheese!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This looks so great :)
Im thinking of making a cake of cheese for my wedding and was going to top the cake with goats cheese, adding flowers or herbs to it would be perfect. Printing this for my September wedding! Thanks lovey xx

Pamela RG said...

I love cheese. This must taste so delicious especially with bread.

Beauty Box said...

I love goat's cheese! A lovely way of customizing yummy cheese when you have people over. Lavender is so unusual to pair with cheese! I've got to try it to believe it ;-)

My Garden Diaries said...

Trishie!!! This looks amazing!!! And so pretty as well! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead...thank you for sharing this one!! Nicole xoxo

Sharlynn Ng said...

How delicious! I'm a GIANT fan of goat's cheese unlike most locals in singapore! Totally love the idea of fresh and dried herbs and flowers! Give me a few strips of dried hams with that cheese and crackers and some moscato for a good snack or after dinner nibble!

akiko hiramatsu said...

It looks tasty.
I like a cheese !
I always take my hat off to you!!

akiko

Jane said...

I love goat cheese and I love it when it's pressed with some of my favorite flavors!

Anouk said...

So simple to make! I could die for cheese, especially goat cheese. No kidding!

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Ez Vina said...

Wow, so beautiful, I would love to try but not easy to find such cheese in my area.

Chantille Fleur said...

What a creative idea! It looks beautiful and would be such an easy way to dress up a soft cheese on a platter.
I love using fresh herbs and edible flowers so this is right up my alley!

Kati said...

Edible flowers are definitely something I need to try this year!

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!

Have a wonderful weekend,
-Kati

Elle Cherryblossomstreet said...

That looks so yummy!
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Rose said...

Not really into goat's cheese but I believe your crackers tasted great with them. Nice recipe, Trishie.

oomph. said...

you had me at cheese! love the idea of making your own flavored cheeses!

Azura Chan said...

This looks great! Goat cheese, never tried it before.

CQUEK said...

I'm making this tonight oh yes