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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Grapes wrapped in goat cheese

The other day, I spotted this recipe for grapes wrapped in goat cheese. Intrigued, we made some last night, and, sure enough, they were creamy, sweet and delicious! What a cool little appetizer to serve when friends come over.

(Photos by Robert Thomas for A Daily Something)

72 comments:

macaca grava por cima said...

OMG!!! :P

Gina said...

Fruit + Goat cheese = amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Kirstin said...

Wow, who'd have thought?

Elizabeth Jaime said...

Joanna, read this article and automatically thought of you. Would love to hear what you think :)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577196931457473816.html?fb_ref=wsj_share_FB_bot&fb_source=home_multiline#articleTabs%3Dcomments

Kate said...

My mouth started watering immediately when I saw just the title of this post. Going to buy grapes now...

leigh said...

Oh I know! My mom made these one Christmas - and for holiday flare - rolled some in chopped up fresh basil, some in lovely paprika, and others in ground almonds... the result was not just a party in your mouth - but lovely and festive to look at!

Anonymous said...

So original! I serve the same appetizers over and over. I must try this.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

that looks soooo yummy. thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

they look great-anything with goats cheese is alright by me! just had a wine and cheese night on the weekend-will save the idea for next time.

Becca said...

That looks so tasty! I like how simple it is - however, my favorite instruction in the whole recipe has to be "place on thrifted plate."

Becca

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yum! That sounds like a scrumptious combination:) Totally need to try it. Thanks, Joanna! Have a lovely day, xo

Lemanie said...

Sounds positively delicious!!

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KristiMcMurry said...

I don't think I've ever had goat cheese...but if I like it, this sounds awesome! Cheese is hit or miss for me though...I almost lost it when I ate Gorgonzola on accident. It tasted like wild animals in my mouth...

Vanessa said...

Yum!

Kylin said...

What a great idea!

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

Yum. I want a goat so I can have goat cheese whenever I want... er.... that might be odd. Anway - sounds DELICIOUS, something Ive never tried before! I'd blow my foodie friends away with these.

Thanks Jo, You're awesome

Patty
www.PrettyGrounded.com

Kate said...

So simple and yet so SMART!!! Such a great appy idea - will be trying this tonight!

<3 Kate
www.theforgetfulwife.com

Stephanie said...

That looks so good! So simple and yet, definitely a crowd pleaser. Can't wait to bring these out next time I have people over.

Sylvie said...

Grapes? Goat's Cheese? Delicious!

Ana Degenaar said...

My kind of snack.

Anonymous said...

I love goat cheese, but my husband doesn't. i wonder other what soft cheese would work.

That's Not My Age said...

I love the combination of grapes and goat's cheese - even better warmed up on a chunky slice of bread.

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

You can also pickle the grapes (http://willowbirdbaking.com/2011/08/14/sweet-and-spicy-pickled-grapes-with-goat-cheese/)

It sounds odd, but don't think of the dilly, briny pickle taste -- it's a spicy, cinnamon and pepper-based, sweet dessert pickling solution! And it's fabulous with goat cheese :)

Votre Ami said...

holy moly! goat cheese wrapped grapes?! sounds magnificent, and does anyone else think they look like mini snowballs? adorable!

Sarah Carlson said...

These look amazing! I can't wait to try them! They look so delectable and fancy.

margaux said...

you can do the same with blue cheese and roll in chopped pecans or pistachios. also delish!

agnieszka said...

oh, looks yummy

Fancy Pants said...

What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing. And for trying them out first, for us! All in the name of research right? ;)

ElsaD said...

Love it! I think I'll try a softer cheese! Thansk so much for sharing!
http://cafesocietyxxi.blogspot.com/

Katie Ann said...

Whoa! I might have to use this as an excuse to have friends over. Friendly gatherings are always the best, this would be the icing on the cake! Or...in this case, the goat cheese on the grape. :)

..Too much? Possibly. It's probably even worse I laughed at my own joke.

Katie

Joy said...

Try this variation for the grapes: mix together blue cheese and cream cheese (about half and half) until smooth, cover the grapes, and then roll in crushed candied pecans. SO GOOD.

Mrs. B said...

That is SOOO clever!

Barclay said...

Made these for a family Christmas party this year, but we used crushed pistachios instead.

molliee said...

these sound soooo good! what a great idea!

Olivilla said...

it sonds ñamiiiiiii
i will use this receipe in my next dinner!!!!


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Carolien said...

If you like grapes, this is a great after dinner idea

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/frozen-grapes-chocolate-grappa

Victory Paper Designs said...

how easy and delicious! this is perfect for my greek hubby ;)

Q said...

I love making these coated in crushed walnuts, too! Crunchy, soft, sweet, tart, it's perfect!

LeeLee said...

Whoa, this sounds amazing.

Leslie R. said...

Ooh nice. Thanks for the link!

Mal said...

How delicious!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Gabrielle said...

wow this looks fantastic! I never would have thought of that. goat cheese is my favorite

Sarah Morgan said...

Ooohh, this looks really good! I'm always searching for quick and easy appetizers. Thanks for sharing!

Rosalynn said...

I love these! We had them at my last event but we used a mixture of bleu cheese and cream cheese and rolled them in pistachio's. Called them Bleu Balls! They were a major hit! www.chicchronicles.com

Jill Hardt said...

Love that blog! Thanks for sharing!

Lana said...

I actually tried this as an entree when I was visiting Vietnam. Unexpectedly lovely combination!

xx

caitlin eimile said...

these are so delicious! my favourite appetizer. even better if rolled in crushed pistachios!

Notes from Holly St. said...

yummm this looks delicious! why didn't I think of that??!

Melissa Blake said...

Hmmm, never had goat cheese. maybe this is the perfect time to try it... :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, these sound amazing...simple and yummy!

Penelope's Wardrobe said...

YUM. my kinda cooking!

Tina Ramchandani said...

Oh! These sound tasty!

Sierra said...

Yum! Those look incredible!!

Girlie Blogger said...

I had this at a friend's house. Very tasty!
www.thegirlieblog.com

postcardsfromthebay said...

I love any kind of two ingredient recipe!! Success!

Miyan said...

yum! i will have to try, i never even thought of this combination.

Miyan
www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Rose said...

this is such a good idea!

Sasha said...

Brilliant! Can't wait to make these.

Victoria said...

Yum-my! x

evdokia t. said...

i think these would be great with a glass of chilled white wine! :)

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

I love sliced strawberries smeared with goat cheese. Grapes, however, could become a contender for the goat cheese pairing!

Kelly Anderson said...

Joanna, this is my favorite go-to party recipe. One addition that is to DIE for is if you blend pistachios in the blender until they're the consistency of a powder and role the goat cheese grape balls in them until they're covered in the nut powder. Beautiful little truffles that are incredible!

Kelly Anderson said...

I just read everyone else's comments and realizes that I'm not the first to suggest pistachios. Awesome suggestions from everyone, leaving me pregnant and hungry at work, daydreaming of goat cheese!

melle-belle said...

I rolled a goat cheese log in chopped pistachios and dried cranberries for a party a couple weeks ago. It was a huge hit and a great salty, sweet/ creamy, crunchy combination. The goat cheese needs to sit out a bit to soften up and you really need to push those pistachios and cranberries into it, but still a super easy thing to make.

Cheryl said...

I made these last night for a dinner with friends and they were delicious! Instead of walnuts I used shaved almonds. Thanks for the idea! :)

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