Campbell’s Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Balls

Ready in
45 min
Campbell’s® Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Balls are the perfect no-cook holiday appetizers. A unique twist on the classic cheese ball with cherries and lemon for a burst of flavour and rolled in pistachios for a bite-sized crunch.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

30 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


2 tbsp Butter (10 mL)
0.25 cup Shallots minced (60 mL)
Dried Cherries chopped (60 mL)
0.5 cup Campbell’s® ready to use chicken broth (125 mL)
1 tbsp Parsley minced (15 mL)
1 tbsp Lemon zest finely grated (15 mL)
8 ozs Goat cheese (228 g)
0.5 cup Pistachio Nuts finely chopped (125 mL)


1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Cook shallots until tender, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in cherries and broth and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Add lemon and parsley. Stir in goat cheese until blended.
3. Using two teaspoons or a melon baller, shape into balls. Place pistachios in shallow dish and roll cheese, pressing gently to coat cheese in nuts.

Recipe notes

Adding chicken or vegetable broth to the shallots and cherry mixture provide more flavour and great texture to these simple no cook appetizers and provides a unique twist on a classic cheese ball.
Make Ahead: These can be made and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Variation: Chevre, Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Truffles - Substitute the lemon zest for orange zest and dried cranberries for the cherries for a holiday twist

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