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Baked Goat Cheese Dip

Baked Goat Cheese Dip with Garlic and Herbs – melty, cheesy baked goat cheese dip with lots of garlic and herbs! Pair with a glass of wine and you have the perfect appetizer.

What is the best part about hosting a party?  Getting to come up with all the appetizers!!  You can pick Baked Mexican Cheese Dip if you are hosting a football party. 

Or, if you want to get a little more fancy and pair it with wine, these Roasted Olives work beautifully! There really is an appetizer for every occasion.

scooping goat cheese dip out with a cracker

If you know me, or have hung out with me on a weekend, you know I like a good glass of wine. It is usually my drink of choice. Assuming I am not out with the girls enjoying chips, guacamole, and margaritas. But at home, enjoying a good glass of wine with the perfect dip makes for a great evening.

This goat cheese dip is creamy, cheesy, made with fresh rosemary and garlic. It is a huge hit every time I serve it, and always disappears.

ingredients for goat cheese dip

What You’ll Need For Goat Cheese Dip

  • Goat Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt

The baked goat cheese dip is very easy to make, and you can even make it ahead of time.  I mixed all of the ingredients together in a bowl early in the day, and then just baked it when we were ready to eat. You could even put it in a small crock pot if you were making it for a party.

mixing bowl with goat cheese ingredients in it

How to Make Goat Cheese Dip

  1. Start with a log of goat cheese. You want to get the original not one with herbs or anything mixed in already
  2. Add the Parmesan cheese and spices and mix together until creamy. 
  3. Spread into a small baking dish and bake until hot and bubbly
  4. Serve with crackers, crusty bread, pita chips or even veggies! 

One question that comes up a lot is; Is Feta Goat Cheese?  First of all, feta is not a substitute for this recipe.  You really need to use real goat cheese.  Feta is made from sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep and goat milk. It has a crumbly grainy texture that is different than goat cheese. If you buy feta in the US, it is often times made with cows milk.  So no, feta is not goat cheese.  

looking down on a serving dish with goat cheese dip in it

Goat Cheese Dip Variations

This recipe calls for rosemary and garlic, but you really can switch it up using all sorts of different herbs and flavor.

  • Use fresh thyme
  • Add caramelized onions
  • Jalapeno gives it a little kick
  • Top with cherry tomatoes when you bake it
  • Crumbled bacon is always a good idea.

Can You Make This Ahead

Yes, I like to mix everything together, cover and store in the fridge until it is almost time to serve. Then you can bake it to get it nice and hot. You could also put it in a small crock pot and keep on warm to serve at a party.

close up of baked goat cheese dip in pan

More Cheesy Appetizer Recipes

Yield: 4

Garlic Herb Baked Goat Cheese Dip

cropped in close up of baked goat cheese dip

Garlic Herb Baked Goat Cheese Dip - melty, cheesy baked goat cheese dip with lots of garlic and herbs! Pair with a glass of wine and you have the perfect appetizer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 (10 oz) package goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, , grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, , finely minced
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix together all of the ingredients until smooth and well blended (you can use a food processor).
  3. Spread into a small oven safe dish.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and started to turn golden brown.
  5. Serve with crackers or crostini

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 10mgSodium 473mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 4g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Monday 29th of November 2021

So warm and cheesy, my favorite kind of dip!


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

This is such a great dip. I bet it goes great with wine.


Tuesday 31st of December 2019

This is my go to dip! Great recipe! I accidentally bought thyme the first time I made it and since then have been making it with thyme instead of rosemary. I have had multiple people ask me for the recipe! It’s delicious! Thank you!


Monday 24th of June 2019

I love goat cheese in any form....such a delicious dip!

Kim Seghers

Friday 21st of June 2019

I love goat cheese and I have rosemary growing in the garden. I need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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