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Goats Cheese Balls with Rosemary and Chilli Honey and Fresh Cherries.

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Soft and tender balls of creamy goats cheese, drizzled with rosemary and chilli marinated honey and served with fresh cherries on the side.

On Crostini

Serving ideas

Spread onto crostini, (see above) crackers or fresh bread and enjoy as aperitivo, a starter, nibbles or include as part of a grazing or cheese board. (see below)

As part of a Grazing Platter

How to make Goats Cheese Balls with Rosemary and Chilli Honey and Fresh Cherries.

Collect all your ingredients together:

For the honey:

  • runny honey
  • fresh rosemary
  • chilli flakes

For the cheese and cherries

  • soft white goats cheese
  • fresh cherries
  • fresh rosemary
With crackers

How to make these balls and honey:

  1. First make the Rosemary and Chilli Honey – put the honey in a saucepan with 1 sprig of fresh rosemary and bring to a gentle simmer over a low heat. Immediately take off the heat
  2. Bash the rosemary with a wooden spoon or the end of a rolling pin to extract the flavours from the rosemary. Leave to infuse and cool for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the rosemary from the honey.
  4. Make the cheese balls and serve – cut the goats cheese into 16 equal portions and roll into balls.
  5. Put the cheese into a serving bowl and drizzle with the rosemary honey.
  6. Serve garnished with fresh, chopped rosemary leaves and cherries.
  7. Store, covered, in the fridge but allow to come to room temperature before serving.

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Goats Cheese Balls with Rosemary and Chilli Honey and Fresh Cherries.

Soft and tender balls of creamy goats cheese, drizzled with rosemary and chilli marinated honey and served with fresh cherries on the side. Spread onto crostini, crackers or fresh bread and enjoy as aperitivo, a starter, nibbles or include as part of a grazing or cheese board.

Course Any time of the day!, light lunch, Nibbles, snacks, Starter
Keyword chilli, goats cheese, honey, rosemary
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 4
Author Susan

Ingredients

For the honey:

  • 4 tablespoons/60ml runny honey
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes

For the cheese and cherries

  • 150g soft white goats cheese
  • 150g fresh cherries
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, to decorate

Instructions

  1. Collect together your equipment (see Recipe Notes below) and ingredients.

  2. First make the Rosemary and Chilli Honey – put the honey in a saucepan with 1 sprig of fresh rosemary and bring to a gentle simmer over a low heat. Immediately take off the heat

  3. Bash the rosemary with a wooden spoon or the end of a rolling pin to extract the flavours from the rosemary. Leave to infuse and cool for at least 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the rosemary from the honey.

  5. Make the cheese balls and serve – cut the goats cheese into 16 equal portions and roll into balls.

  6. Put the cheese into a serving bowl and drizzle with the rosemary honey.

  7. Serve garnished with fresh, chopped rosemary leaves and cherries.

  8. Store, covered, in the fridge but allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes

Equipment:

  • kitchen scales and measuring spoons
  • chopping board and knife
  • small saucepan
  • rolling pin or wooden spoon
  • 500ml jar with lid

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