Fig & Goat Cheese Butter Board

Salty, sweet and simply scrumptious! Take your appetizer game to the next level with this fig & goat cheese butter board! Perfect for holidays, family gatherings, or weekend snacks.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes

Have you tried this delicious butter board trend? You’ll definitely want to make this delectable fig and goat cheese butter board!

It is such a delicious and really super easy appetizer that is sure to wow your dinner guests. But yet, it’s also so simple, you can make it for a quick weeknight snack.

fig and goat cheese butter board recipe

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Fig & goat cheese butter board

Butter boards are the perfectly delicious and a super simple appetizer trend that’s becoming more and more popular.

And rightly so!

Who doesn’t love a delicious butter spread paired with savory or sweet flavor combinations? I mean, it’s butter…what’s not to love?! Am I right?

I love this butter board because it gives the best of creamy, salty, and sweet flavors. And it literally takes only 10 minutes to put together!

No matter what your weekend, holiday, or simple family gatherings look like… you’ll be sure to wow your guests with this perfect appetizer.

Or make it for a weeknight snack!

You’ll also love this blackberry and pistachio butter board recipe.

drizzling honey over the top of the fig and goat cheese butter board.

Ingredients

I love how simple the ingredients are for such a special appetizer.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • unsalted butter — I recommend using a high quality butter. European or Irish butter is my top recommendation. It really does make all the difference in this recipe!
  • fig preserves
  • flaky sea salt
  • goat cheese — I prefer to use a log of goat cheese and crumble it myself, rather than the pre-packaged crumbled goat cheese. The log has a softer texture and allows you to add some large chunks of cheese than the crumbles would. 
  • small figs
  • honey

Note: if using salted butter, reduce the amount of flaky sea salt in the recipe by half. 

The butter should be soft, but not melted. Allow the butter to sit at room temperature for an hour for two to soften. Do not microwave to soften the butter.

ingredients for the fig and goat cheese butter board in small bowls.

Instructions

Spread the softened butter in an even layer on a board or small platter. Add some divots and texture on the surface with a butter knife or back of a spoon to create pockets for the toppings.

Add small dollops of the fig preserves over the surface of the butter.

Sprinkle the butter and fig preserves with the flaky sea salt.

Crumble the goat cheese and scatter over top of the board.

wooden board with softened butter spread over top.
dollops of fig spread over the top of the butter.
goat cheese crumbles spread over top of the butter spread.

Arrange five slices of fig in the shape of a flower in one corner of the board. Repeat with five more slices in the opposite corner.

Drizzle honey over everything.

Enjoy immediately with crusty bread, crostinis, or crackers.

figs arranged into flower shape in two corners of the butter board.
honey drizzled over top of the figs and butter.
butter bread with figs and honey with goat cheese.
butter board with crusty bread and crackers.

How to store leftovers

The butter board can be made a little in advance and stored in the refrigerator tightly wrapped in plastic. Allow the board to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

Store leftover butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)

What is butter board trend?

Butter boards are the trendy new appetizer that gives the classic charcuterie board a run for it’s money! In a nutshell, they are wooden boards (or platters) smeared with softened butter and topped with delicious (savory or sweet) garnishes.  Typically bread or crackers are dipped into the spread.

What type of butter is best for the butter board?

I recommend using a high quality butter. European or Irish butter is my top recommendation. But if you have access to homemade butter from local, raw milk, even better!

Are butter boards safe?

First off, butter set out at room temperature is safe to consume. Make sure that the board or platter is clean and doesn’t have cracks for bacteria to breed. Line it with parchment paper or use something like a ceramic platter. If you are concerned about the butter ruining the surface of your wooden board, place a sheet of parchment paper under the butter.

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Fig & Goat Cheese Butter Board

Salty, sweet and simply scrumptious! Take your appetizer game to the next level with this fig & goat cheese butter board! Perfect for holidays, family gatherings, or weekend snacks.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • ¼ cup fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 small figs thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Spread the softened butter in an even layer on a board or small platter. Add some divots and texture on the surface with a butter knife or back of a spoon to create pockets for the toppings.
  • Add small dollops of the fig preserves over the surface of the butter. Sprinkle with the flaky sea salt.
  • Crumble the goat cheese and scatter over top of the board.
  • Arrange five slices of fig in the shape of a flower in one corner of the board. Repeat with five more slices in the opposite corner.
  • Drizzle honey over everything.
  • Enjoy immediately with crusty bread, crostinis or crackers.

Notes

  • I recommend using a high quality butter. European or Irish butter is my top recommendation.
  • If using salted butter, reduce the amount of flakey sea salt in the recipe by half. 
  • The butter should be soft, but not melted. Allow the butter to sit at room temperature for an hour for two to soften. Do not microwave to soften the butter.
  • If you are concerned about the butter ruining the surface of your wooden board, place a sheet of parchment paper under the butter.
  • I prefer to use a log of goat cheese and crumble it myself, rather than the pre-packaged crumbled goat cheese. The log has a softer texture and allows you to add some large chunks of cheese than the crumbles would. 
  • The butter board can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator tightly wrapped in plastic. Allow the board to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
  • Store leftover butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 511mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 696IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.3mg
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