Pan-frying goat cheese: here's how to make the tastiest dish

By: Henri Willig
05 apr 2024
± 3 minuten

Pan-frying goat cheese is a quick and effective way to add extra flavour and texture to your recipes. We share tips, preparations and a tasty recipe where you can add pan-fried goat cheese.

Why pan-fry goat cheese?

Pan-frying goat cheese brings out the flavours of goat cheese and provides a crispy exterior. This method is ideal for adding a nutty flavour and texture to various dishes.

Preparation tips

  • Equal thickness in cheese slices: Make sure the goat cheese is cut into equal slices. You do this for even cooking and prevents some pieces from being overcooked or undercooked.
  • Add herbs: Adding some herbs can enhance the flavour of the goat cheese. Classic herbs like thyme, rosemary, or even a little honey can make for surprising results.

The technique when pan-frying goat cheese

Pan-frying goat cheese is all about timing and temperature. Heat your pan over medium-high heat and add a little oil or butter to prevent the cheese from sticking. The trick is not to fry the goat cheese for too long; you aim for a golden brown exterior with a soft and melting interior. Usually, a few minutes of frying on each side is enough. This will ensure your cheese gets a nice crispy crust without losing its creamy texture.

Basic recipe: salad with baked goat cheese

This basic recipe combines baked goat cheese with a mixed salad. Ideal to make for lunch or as a side dish:


  • Mixed salad leaves (150 grams)
  • Goat cheese (100 grams), in equal slices
  • A handful of nuts of your choice
  • For the vinaigrette: olive oil (3 tablespoons), apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon), mustard (1 teaspoon), salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method

  • Preheat pan: put a pan on medium heat and add a little oil.
  • Fry goat cheese in the pan: Carefully place the slices of goat cheese in the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • Make dressing: Combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and whisk well.
  • Assemble salad: Divide the salad leaves between plates, place the baked goat cheese on top, sprinkle with the nuts and drizzle the vinaigrette on top.

Also try

Experiment with different combinations to personalise your pan-fried goat cheese dishes. For example, consider adding fresh figs, pear or roasted vegetables. You can also marinate the cheese before frying in a mix of olive oil, herbs and an acid (such as lemon juice or balsamic vinegar) for even more flavour.

Henri Willig goat cheese

The choice of goat cheese has a big influence on the final result. High-quality goat cheese, such as Henri Willig's, makes for easier preparation. Our cheeses are produced with a focus on milk quality and animal welfare! Pan-frying goat cheese is a simple technique to add to your goat cheese recipes. Follow the tips and basic recipe to put your first dish with pan-fried goat cheese on the table. You can easily order Henri Willig's goat 's cheese online in our webshop!

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