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Sometimes a hearty lunch comes in the form of a baguette.
And nothing is more satisfying than this goat cheese dip that even kids love.
Speaking of getting kids excited, scroll down for fun facts, jokes and a video about how goat cheese is made.
Why kids like this goat cheese dip
I wanted our kids to try goat cheese and they didn’t love it plain. So when I found an idea similar to this dip, I started making changes until it was perfect for us.
- It’s a milder flavor than straight goat cheese because you combine it with and cream cheese.
- Warmed in the oven, with a drizzle of olive oil on top, the presentation feels like a decadent treat.
Special tools needed to make goat cheese dip
It’s a simple recipe but there are a couple of important tools to make this dip work. These are my favorites plus those with the highest ratings and reviews:
- Something to blend the cheeses together, such as:
- Food processor
- A low, small dish that can go in the oven, like one of these:
- Small casserole dish
- Large ramekin
- Au gratin pan
That’s it. This is a simple recipe that can be modified in tons of ways.
Baked Goat Cheese Dip Kids Love
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a few cracks of fresh pepper
- Olive oil to drizzle on top
- Prep. Preheat oven to 425°F. Set out a small baking dish (I use a large ramekin).
- Blend. In a medium bowl with electric beaters or standing mixer, combine goat cheese, cream cheese, milk, zest, lemon thyme, salt and pepper. Beat on medium until smooth.
- Serve. Our family loves this on a board with a sliced baguette plus other little snacks like veggies and olives.
Get Kids Excited
Fun facts (from Redwood Hill Farm)
- Baby goats have been called kids for longer than humans have! For centuries, the young of a goat have been called kids. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the word kid was extended to children.
- Goat kids learn to stand within minutes of being born.
- Like human kids, goat kids like to snuggle. The “kid pile” is a common sight in the barn nursery, as they curl up with with each other for companionship and warmth.
Just for laughs
What do you call a baby goat who is sleeping?
What’s a goat’s favorite drink?
Wow! Did You Know?
Goat cheese is a special part of this recipe and where does it come from? Goats! Find out how it’s done.
What goes well with goat cheese dip?