Rich and creamy with an added crunch, this Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Ball is great for feeding a group during the holidays.
Cheese and cracker trays can be boring, so I love to change things up and serve cheese balls when I’m having a party. This Parsley and Panko Crusted Goat Cheese Ball always disappears. I absolutely love the taste of goat cheese and could (sometimes do) eat it with a spoon. The panko crumbs give 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!
Sweet or savory, cheese balls are great for entertaining because they feed a large group easily. Plus, you can make the goat cheese ball a few days (or weeks) ahead of time, throw it in the freezer and pull it out to thaw a few hours before serving. Who doesn’t like that?
Or make a double batch and pop them in the freezer for unexpected guests. This seems to happen frequently over the holidays. I love to have these Chipotle Bacon Cheese Ball and Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball on hand, too, just to add variety!
And if you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, you can simply reshape the cheese ball and serve it again the next time you have a gathering. Now that’s what I call easy holiday entertaining at its best!