Floral Goat Cheese with Dill & Cracked Pepper

Floral Goat Cheese @themerrythought
Earlier today I posted another recipe using edible flowers, Floral Donuts. Since I had so many gorgeous flowers from Marx Foods, I decided I had to try another recipe out. This time I decided to go with something a little more savory.  Goat cheese is a favorite snack of mine and I thought it would pair perfectly with some edible flowers. Not only is this appetizer pretty to look at it, it’s a very tasty one too!
Floral Goat Cheese @themerrythought
Floral Goat Cheese @themerrythought
Floral Goat Cheese with Dill and Cracked Pepper

8 oz goat cheese
edible flowers*
dill, to taste
freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Pulse ingredients in a food processor for a few seconds, just enough to mix everything together. Shape cheese into a log. Press extra petals onto the outside of the cheese log if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for a few hours. (Best if it sits for a day or two, the flower colors will bleed slightly though).
Serve with crackers or baguette slices.  Garnish with additional edible flowers if desired.

*Our edible flowers were provided by Marx Foods as part of the Edible Flowers Food Photography Challenge they’re hosting. Besides for online, you might also be able to find edible flowers in the produce section of some grocery stores or check at a local farmers’ market. You can also grow your own, which is what my mom does and what we used for the Flower Power Herb Dog. Just be sure that the flowers you use are organic (meaning they have not been sprayed with any kind of pesticides)!
Floral Goat Cheese @themerrythought
Floral Goat Cheese @themerrythought
So what would be more to your liking – Floral Donuts or Floral Goat Cheese? Hope you’re feeling inspired to try out some edible flowers in a recipe sometime soon!

-Manda

Edible flowers provided by Marx Foods. All ideas, thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

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