Creamy Whipped Goat Cheese Dip

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This is the perfect whipped goat cheese dip, and it can be made in 5 minutes! It’s flavorful and whipped with garlic, herbs, and olive oil. I love an easy appetizer for any party, and this recipe is always a hit! You’ll love how easy and delicious it is! 

Whipped goat cheese dip with thyme and edible flowers over the top.

For me, it’s all about the party appetizers. Skip the meal and give us a grazing board filled with the best dips and appetizers. This goat cheese appetizer is one of my all-time favorite party foods because it’s easy to make and has the best creamy texture.

It comes together within minutes and is the perfect addition to a cheese platter. No baking is required; use a blender or mixer for whipping, and that’s it. I like serving it with fresh veggies, crusty bread, fruit, or pita chips. 

For the holiday season, you can easily alter it to add festive and seasonal toppings, like pomegranates. 

Check out more of my easy dip recipes: Yogurt Tahini DipCreamy Blue Cheese DipEasy Queso DipThe Best Fruit DipGarlic Cilantro DipThe Best Creamy Garlic Dip Recipe.

Goat cheese, olive oil, thyme, garlic, salt and cream cheese in small bowls to make whipped goat cheese.

Shopping List and Ingredient Notes

A list of all the ingredients to make this whipped goat cheese dip:

Soft Goat Cheese – Goat cheese is made from goat milk and comes in different styles, from complex to soft. For this recipe, you want good quality, soft goat cheese.

Cream Cheese – A mild-tasting cheese made from cream and milk. Any brand of cream cheese will work.

Garlic – Garlic adds so much flavor to this recipe! 

Olive Oil – Use high-quality extra virgin olive oil to create a creamy dip. 

Lemon Zest—The outer peel of a lemon is the zest. It creates a vibrant lemon flavor in the dip.

Fresh Thyme—Thyme is a perennial evergreen herb with a beautiful fragrance and flavor reminiscent of tiny green flowers. You can also use fresh rosemary or fresh basil, too. 

Creamy whipped goat cheese with olive oil drizzled over the top.

Recipe Tips and Variations 

  • Don’t be afraid to whip this dip! Use a food processor or blender and whip it on high until it’s super creamy. You can use a hand-held mixer, but getting a whipped texture with a high-powered blender is much easier. ​
  • Whips up nicely when the ingredients are room semi-room temperature.
  • Make this dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. 
  • Make a double batch for a large party.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Add more or less garlic, depending on how garlicky you like it. You can also use roasted garlic.
  • Substitute the cream cheese with Ricotta. 
Whipped goat cheese appetizer on a platter with fresh vegetables, crackers and olives.

Serving Recommendations 

This dip is an easy holiday appetizer and a crowd-pleaser! Here are some suggestions for what to serve with whipped goat cheese:

Crackers – Serve with an assortment of entertainment crackers or our favorite Rustic Bakery sourdough crackers.

Raw Vegetables – Carrots, radish, cauliflower, cucumbers, celery, peppers, and endives are all great options.

Fresh Fruit – We recommend apples, pears, and strawberries for this dip.

Bread – Olive bread, easy crusty baguettes, bread sticks, or crusty ciabatta rolls. Make sure you toast the bread before with olive oil to give it a crunchy texture.

Chips and Pretzels – Classic chips and pretzels are a great combination. We love the pretzel crisps for dipping.

Easy goat cheese appetizer dip with olives and cut-up veggies.

More Delicious Appetizers 

Here are more party appetizer ideas to make at your next gathering:

Cracker being dipped into creamy whipped goat cheese.

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whipped goat cheese appetizer with thyme and edible flowers

Whipped Goat Cheese Dip Recipe

This is the best-whipped goat cheese dip that can be made within 5 minutes! It's whipped with garlic, and herbs, and super flavorful. It is an easy holiday appetizer for a party. Try this goat cheese appetizer for your next gathering, you'll how easy and delicious it is! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1177kcal
Author: Eden


  • 10 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, soft
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp thyme


  • Add all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender.
    ingredients to make goat cheese dip in a food processor
  • Blend on high until the ingredients are fully whipped together.
  • Pour into a bowl and drizzle olive oil over the top.
    whipped goat cheese dip



Use less garlic if you don’t like a strong garlic flavor.
Add more olive oil if the texture isn’t whipping. 
Use semi-room-temperature ingredients when whipping. 
Store in the refrigerator for up to three days, covered. 
Add your garnishes over the top!


Calories: 1177kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 60g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 3062mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4262IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 511mg | Iron: 7mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze this goat cheese appetizer? 

I do not recommend freezing this dip, and I don’t think there will be any leftovers. However, if there is some left, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can I make it ahead of time? 

This dip is perfect to make ahead of time! It doesn’t require baking so that you can mix and store the ingredients in the refrigerator. Take it out 15 minutes before serving.

Can I use low-fat cream cheese? 

You can use low-fat cream cheese if you prefer. It will still taste amazing because goat cheese has a unique flavor. 

What is Goat Cheese?

Goat cheese dates back to Ancient Greece. It’s a soft, spreadable cheese made from goat milk. It originated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, where the terrain was rough, and goats were more plentiful than cows. The flavor of goat cheese is tangy and earthy.

It has a very distinct flavor like no other cheese.
Goat cheese’s fat metabolizes faster, has less lactose, and has lower sodium than cow’s cheese. Evidence shows that it makes people feel fuller, faster, and healthier overall.

It’s a versatile cheese used in desserts like goat cheesecake, crumbled over salads, or made into a fancy tart.

What can you put on top of goat cheese?

It’s all about the garnishes! It’s easy to add your own flavor twist to this dip. So, if you’re wondering what you can add to the top of goat cheese dip, here are a few suggestions:
Edible Flowers – They add color and a seasonal touch. 
Chives – Chives have a milder flavor than onions and a pretty green color. They go really well with goat cheese.
Nuts – Add crushed pine nuts, walnuts, or almonds over the top. 
Herbs – Fresh herbs like thyme, parsley, oregano, and rosemary add texture, color, fragrance, and flavor.
Red Pepper Chili Flakes – Give the dip a little spice and add red pepper flakes. 
Chili Crunch – If you’ve had chili crunch, you know how addicting it is! This will take the dip to another level.
Honey – Drizzle honey over the top for some sweetness.
Bacon – Adds a salty, crunchy texture.
Lime Zest – Zest adds more color and fragrance.
Olives – Olives are a great addition to a goat cheese dip. 
Dried Cranberries – These are perfect for a holiday gathering. Add some dried cranberries over the top for a sweet flavor, chewy texture, and red color.

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