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Cranberry-cinnamon goat cheese on a cracker with the log of goat cheese in the background

Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese

The ultimate savory-sweet addition to your winter cheese board! Homemade Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese is a vast improvement on store-bought varieties, which are often simply rolled in dried cranberries. This recipe features a cinnamon and orange infused cranberry sauce coating, and it's utterly addictive!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 169 kcal


  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11 ounce log goat cheese
  • Crackers, for serving


  • Add the cranberries, sugar, water, orange zest, and cinnamon to a medium saucepan and heat over medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for about 8 to 10 minutes (or 15 to 20 minutes if your cranberries are frozen). The cranberries will pop, the mixture will foam and subside, and the sauce will get thick as the cranberries break down. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Spread about 1/2 cup of the thick cranberry sauce onto the plastic wrap, a bit longer and wider than the goat cheese log. Lay the goat cheese log on top of the cranberry sauce and spread more sauce over the top and sides of the goat cheese (much like frosting a cake). There should be about 1/4-inch thick layer of cranberry sauce over all the sides of the goat cheese. Wrap the plastic wrap around the cranberry-coated goat cheese log and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the goat cheese from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to slightly soften and become easier to spread. Carefully unwrap the plastic wrap and serve the cranberry-cinnamon goat cheese with crackers.

Notes & Nutrition

Servings 8.0 * calories 169 * Total Fat 10 g * Saturated Fat 6 g * Monounsaturated Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 41 mg * Sodium 152 mg * Potassium 19 mg * Total Carbohydrate 17 g * Dietary Fiber 1 g * Sugars 12 g * Protein 7 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*