There is something about seeing a bite-size appetizer at a party that makes me happy. It’s easy to serve and easy to eat. I’m also much less likely to spill when something is measured out for me rather than me dishing it up. (Always a positive, right?) Plus it’s like prearranged portion control. It doesn’t matter that I may eat 12 of something that is bite-size, instead of the one or two I should. That is beside the point entirely. Tis the season, right? The point is bite-size munchies are pretty, and that makes me happy.
These Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Balls fit the bill. I absolutely love the taste of goat cheese and could (sometimes do) eat it with a spoon. The panko gives it a great little crunch and the parsley, parmesan and garlic really complement the tangy cheese. Smother it on a crostini or some bread out of the oven. It’s to die for!
You can make the goat cheese balls a few days ahead of time, throw them in the freezer and pull them out to thaw a few hours before serving. Who doesn’t like that? Just keep an eye out for the people like me who love goat cheese. These will be gone before you know it!