I’ve been making honey pecan goat cheese balls for as long as I’ve been married. I can still remember the first time I tried the sweet combination of honey, pecans, and goat cheese- it was at our wedding!
We had a very out of the box wedding. We did a lot of DIY (Michael made 200 chocolate chip cookies to give as favors) and a lot of family friends gave us the gift of their time and talent instead of a traditional wedding gift.
One of the greatest gifts we received was amazing catering by a family friend who fed 200 guests for under $9.00 a person. Crazy right?
Well, what is even more crazy is that the food was insane- in a good way. We ate like kings and queens at our reception. One of my favorite things she made was a honey goat cheese dip with pecans and dried cranberries. And ever since then, I’ve made it my own by turning the basic idea into a cheese ball.
Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Balls
For today’s recipe I used Joan Of Arc goat cheese. It is fresh and tangy. And it has the perfect texture for making cheese balls- not too crumbly and not too creamy.
Honey pecan goat cheese balls are super simple to make. They don’t take much time and the ingredients can be found at any supermarket. They are the PERFECT thing to make when you want people to think you’ve gone to a lot of trouble. I make them often for pot lucks and BBQs- especially in the summer time.
Are you gaga for goat cheese too? Check out Joan Of Arc’s Pinterest page!
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 3 TSP honey
- ⅓ cup pecans (
- dash of half and half (if needed)
- In a mixing bowl, combine goat cheese, honey, and 2 Tsp of pecans.
- Mix well with spoon until ingredients from a ball. (If mixture is too crumbly, add a splash of half and half or milk)
- Form into ball using your hands.
- Chill 30 minutes.
- Roll the ball in remaining pecans.
- Chill 30 minutes before serving.