Yes. This is pretty weird. It’s a Cheetos and Rosemary Goat Cheese Log Appetizer. I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time. So instead of just thinking about doing it. I did it. And it’s delicious. If you’re a fan of quick and easy appetizers like I am, you’re going to love this fun idea!
A High Low Goat Cheese Log Appetizer Idea
Like with fashion, I love the mix of high and low. This is a similar concept. Goat cheese is sometimes put on foofy salads or a high-end pizza.
And Cheetos, well, those are what you shovel into your face by the handful while you may or may not be sitting on the couch watching TV in your underwear. Let’s not pretend that junk food is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.
And really, you just can’t go wrong putting anything on a crostini so this goat cheese log appetizer really can’t fail.
I will say that I was surprised at how subtle the Cheeto flavor was when you grind them up. You would think that with a snack food that leaves your fingers orange for days, it would have a stronger flavor. And while I wanted the final photo to look cleaner and more pretty, I decided to keep it the way I eat it.
I usually hate the ratio of the flavorful crust to the amount of goat cheese in most log appetizers. I always want more topping. So instead of doing this for the photos, like I guess a good blogger should, I kept it real. Because you know I did eat this for lunch that day.
How to Make Cheetos and Rosemary Crusted Goat Cheese Log
There are just a few things you need to make this yummy crusted goat cheese log. Most importantly, you need a party size bag of Cheetos. Sure, you only use a cup for this recipe but you know you want to dive face-first into that bag when no one is looking. And fresh rosemary helps cut the strong flavor from the log of goat cheese and just smells so darn good.
- 1 cup crushed Cheetos
- 2 TBSP fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp (or more) salt
- 1 large goat cheese log or 2 small goat cheese logs
- 1 french baguette, sliced
- 2 TBSP olive oil
Why are Cheeto’s so delicious? You only need a cup. You could probably even use less because it made a lot. Like, so much extra that you could eat it with a spoon if you wanted to. Not that I did. Or maybe I did. MYSTERY! (said with dramatic hand flourishes).
This cheese dust would probably be enough for two of the small logs. Is anyone else as excited about this recipe with Cheetos as I am? Gosh, I love Cheetos. By the way, this is not sponsored. I bought my own bag of Cheetos. This appetizer is straight from my heart and muffin top to yours.
Add 1 cup Cheetos to a food processor.
Pulse until finely ground
Add chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.
Mix until well combined.
Roll goat cheese log in Cheeto mixture until fully covered.
I like a lot of Cheetos dust so I placed a bed on the plate and then set the crusted goat cheese log on top.
Serve with oven-toasted crostini
I think I am going to start wearing fresh rosemary as a perfume. It’s so fall-like.
To make crostini:
Slice baguette and lay out on a sheet pan.
Drizzle or brush with olive oil.
Bake at 325 for about 12 minutes watching to make sure they turn golden brown and do not burn.
Sometimes I get really lucky and can find the bread already sliced up for me in the bakery section of the store. This is a great time-saver!
Also, you can always bake the bread for a shorter time if you don’t want the bread to be too crispy.
Feel free to fiddle with the spices until you come up with what is perfect for you. I think this tasted yummy but I added a little extra salt. It helped bring out the cheese flavor of the Cheetos a bit more.
The amount of sodium in this recipe is probably off the charts…just saying. This may even benefit from some garlic powder. I’m going to give that a try next time. And there will be a next time.
I like to do things out of the ordinary to delight my guests. It’s basically a new way to put cheese on some toast. That’s always going to be good.
This is also super simple to make and can be made ahead of time for your party. So you’ll have extra time to take the rest of the bag of Cheetos to the couch and chow down.
I hope you try this out! And if you haven’t tried this gorgeous rose goat cheese appetizer yet, you need to. It’s what made me like goat cheese. And eating roses. And sumac (it’s a spice).
Printable Cheetos Goat Cheese Log Recipe
Cheeto and Rosemary Goat Cheese Appetizer
- 1 cup crushed Cheetos
- 2 TBSP fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp or more salt
- 1 large log Goat Cheese or 2 small logs
- 1 French baguette
- 2 TBSP olive oil for brushing on baguette slices
- Add 1 cup Cheetos to a food processor.
- Pulse until finely ground
- Add chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.
- Mix until well combined.
- Roll goat cheese log in Cheeto mixture until fully covered.
- I like a lot of Cheetos dust so I placed a bed on the plate and then set the crusted goat cheese log on top.
- Serve with oven-toasted crostini
To make crostini:
- Slice baguttte and lay out on a sheet pan.
- Drizzle or brush with olive oil.
- Bake at 325 for about 12 minutes watching to make sure they turn golden brown and do not burn.
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If you’re a fan of junk food, you’ve got to try this unique idea! This Cheetos and Rosemary Goat Cheese Log Appetizer recipe is a fun dish to serve and is full of yummy flavor.