I recently threw a party and I wanted to put out a dip made with goat cheese, but my stand-by recipe called for walnuts and I already had a lot of dishes with nuts in them and didn’t want to over-do it. To remove the walnuts from the other recipe would have been a crime, so I found something else to make and I’m glad that I did. This dip was a big hit. I think that it’s perfect for summer entertaining (flavor-wise), and can be served alongside so many other dishes since it’s so mild. I served it with a couple of kinds of simple crackers, but it would be great smeared on crostini or even a fresh baguette.


  1. 12 ounces soft goat cheese
  2. 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender
  3. 3 tablespoons honey


  • In a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment, mix together goat cheese, lavender, and honey until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust as necessary

Note: I left the goat cheese out on the counter overnight to let it get very soft so that it was easy to work with

Recipe adapted from a post on Whole Foods Market.