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Decadent Whipped Goat Cheese with a Blueberry Compote

The whipped goat cheese with a blueberry compote appetizer is not only a beautiful dish, it also has a fantastic combination of flavors.

The whipped goat cheese paired with a blueberry compote, and topped with chopped pistachios is the perfect blend of tangy, sweet, and salty flavors. The gorgeous fresh blueberries made into a homemade blueberry compote really completes the dish.

This is the perfect spring or summer appetizer to serve at a party or gathering. It is so simple to make and tastes heavenly when paired with sourdough crackers or fresh baguette slices.

Whipped Goat Cheese With Blueberry Compote

What is a Compote?

A compote is a type of dessert made by cooking fruit in a sugar syrup until it’s tender and flavorful. It’s a versatile dish that can be served warm or cold, and it can be made with a variety of fruits, either fresh or dried. Compotes are often flavored with spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, or citrus zest to enhance their taste. They can be enjoyed on their own, served with yogurt or ice cream, or used as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal. Overall, compotes are a delicious way to enjoy the natural sweetness of fruit.

The blueberry compote featured in this recipe is simple to make and features delicious fresh blueberries with maple syrup and vanilla to help enhance the flavor profiles.

Homemade Blueberry Compote

What is Whipped Goat Cheese?

Whipped goat cheese is a creamy and spreadable cheese made from goat’s milk that has been whipped to a light and fluffy consistency. It typically has a tangy flavor profile with a slightly sharp and distinct taste, characteristic of goat cheese. Whipping the cheese incorporates air, resulting in a smoother texture compared to traditional goat cheese. Whipped goat cheese can be seasoned with herbs, spices, or honey to enhance its flavor.

We have whipped the goat cheese with a small amount of honey to help enhance both the creamy texture and the sweet flavor of the goat cheese. You may use either plain honey or hot honey for a hint of spice in the whipped goat cheese.

Ingredients For Whipped Goat Cheese With Blueberry Compote

What other chopped nuts can be used to top the blueberry compote?

Blueberry compote pairs well with a variety of nuts, adding texture, flavor, and nutritional value to the dish. Here are some nuts that complement the flavor of blueberry compote:

  1. Almonds: Their slightly sweet and nutty flavor provides a nice contrast to the tartness of the blueberries.
  2. Walnuts: With their earthy and slightly bitter taste, walnuts add depth to the sweetness of the compote.
  3. Pecans: Pecans have a rich and buttery flavor that enhances the overall taste of the compote.
  4. Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts offer a rich, toasty flavor that complements the sweetness of the blueberries.

Any of these nuts would complement the whipped goat cheese and blueberry compote. Chop them fine and sprinkle them on top of the dish like we did with the pistachios.

A Crisp Glass Of Chardonnay Paired With Whipped Goat Cheese And A Blueberry Compote

Wine to pair with a Goat Cheese appetizer:

Pairing wine with goat cheese can be a delightful experience, as the tangy and slightly acidic flavor of the cheese complements various wine profiles. Here are some wine pairing suggestions that go well with goat cheese:

  1. Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp and refreshing white wine often exhibits citrusy and herbal notes that complement the tanginess of the goat cheese. The acidity of Sauvignon Blanc balances the richness of the cheese, creating a harmonious pairing.
  2. Sancerre: Sancerre is a French white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Loire Valley. It typically offers bright acidity, minerality, and flavors of citrus, green apple, and herbs, making it an excellent match for goat cheese.
  3. Chardonnay: A medium to full-bodied Chardonnay with a moderate amount of oak aging can pair well with creamy goat cheese. Look for Chardonnays with flavors of ripe stone fruits, citrus, and a touch of butteriness, as they complement the tangy and creamy texture of the cheese.
  4. Pinot Noir: This light to medium-bodied red wine offers red fruit flavors such as cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, along with earthy and herbal undertones. Its delicate profile pairs nicely with the subtle flavors of goat cheese without overpowering it.
  5. Rosé: A dry rosé wine with bright acidity and flavors of strawberry, watermelon, and citrus can be a refreshing pairing for goat cheese, especially during warmer months. Its versatility allows it to complement both fresh and aged goat cheeses.
  6. Sparkling Wine: The effervescence and acidity of sparkling wine, such as Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava, can cut through the richness of goat cheese and refresh the palate between bites. The crispness and light fruitiness of sparkling wine enhance the flavors of the cheese without overwhelming it.

I paired this appetizer with a nice chardonnay and it was so good! If you are looking for a yummy wine to pair with this dish, I personally recommend a full bodied white wine.

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Whipped Goat Cheese With Blueberry Compote
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Whipped Goat Cheese with a Blueberry Compote

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

The whipped goat cheese with a blueberry compote appetizer is not only a beautiful dish, it also has a fantastic combination of flavors.


  • 8 oz plain goat cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • Blueberry Compote:
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/16 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup pistachios (chopped small)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest


  1. In a food processor add the softened goat cheese and honey.
  2. Whip at high speed for 5 minutes until completely smooth.

Blueberry Compote:

  1. In a small saucepan add washed blueberries, maple syrup, water, vanilla, and fresh lemon juice
  2. Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally until thickened and cooked down. (about 8-10 minutes)
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool (will thicken as it cools)
  4. Pour cooled compote over whipped goat cheese

Top whipped goat cheese with chopped pistachios and fresh lemon zest


You can add fresh thyme sprigs for an additional garnish and pop of color.

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