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Easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball with Wente Vineyards

Wente Chardonnay is one of our favorite wines! This year I’ll be serving this great Wente Chardonnay with this Easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball!

A goat cheese ball made with strawberries and pistachios sitting on a white plate with crackers on the side. A bottle of wine sits in the back.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer to go with your favorite Chardonnay.

A few years back my daughter and I took a girl’s weekend shopping trip to Kansas City.

After totally exhausting myself trying to keep up with her, we settled into a nice restaurant for dinner.

This post was sponsored by Wente Vineyards. All opinions and our love for their products are 100% our own.

Sarah chose a Wente Vineyards wine and told me how much she really enjoyed this wine. She would really love this Strawberry Goat Cheeseball too!

A bottle of wine and a vase of flowers on a table next to a glass of wine.

The hardest thing we found with this wine was limiting ourselves to just one glass since we were driving.

A close up of a glass of wine, with a bottle of Wente Chardonnay.

We had the bottle corked and I shared the rest of it with my husband, John the following night over dinner. We’ve shared Wente Vineyard wines ever since.

A man holding a glass of Chardonnay with the bottle sitting next to him on a table. A small white dog sits on his lap.

You know how I talk about National food and drink days? Most of them I choose to ignore. Well, May 25th is Chardonnay Day! This is a day that I just can’t let go by without raising a toast and I would be remiss in not giving you a heads up.

I’ll be sharing my bottle of Wente Chardonnay with my best friend and husband, John. That guy and I have been together since we were 19 years old and we married at the ripe ole age of 21.

People talk about the trials and tribulations of marriage. The difficulties we’ve weathered weren’t about our relationship but from what life can throw at you. We’ve weathered them all together.

A bottle of Wente wine sitting on a green napkin in front of a pot of flowers.

We’ve been together a long time, but that is a drop in the bucket compared to Wente! They’ve been around since 1883 and 5 generations of the family have been handcrafting fine wine on approximately 3000 acres of sustainable estate vineyards.

This expertise is evident in their portfolio of wines. These people make wine not because they have to but because they love too.

Like John and I, it’s the “love of the journey”.

A close up of a white plate holding a cheese ball made with goat cheese, strawberries, and pistachios sitting on a white plate. A bottle of wine sits in the back next to a wine glass.

When we were younger we didn’t drink wine unless it was a special occasion.

We love sharing a bottle of wine now because every day is special. Especially on Sunday nights over dinner or just sitting outside with an appetizer.

We toasted the upcoming Chardonnay Day with a quick and easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball with Honey and Pistachios.

It’s a lot like Wente. It tastes fancy and might even look pricey but it’s affordable and delicious! It paired heavenly with our Chardonnay.

A goat cheese ball made with strawberries and pistachios sitting on a white plate with crackers on the side. A bottle of wine sits in the back.
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Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball with Wente Vineyards

Quick and easy Strawberry Goat Cheese Ball with Honey and Pistachios. It’s a lot like Wente. It tastes fancy and might even look pricey but it’s affordable and delicious! It paired heavenly with our Chardonnay.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 5
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 5 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup Strawberries sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp pistachios Chopped

Instructions

  • Using a spatula, stir the goat cheese until softened. Stir in the honey. This will further soften the goat cheese. Fold in the strawberries.
  • Shape into a ball and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with chopped pistachios
  • Serve with fruit or crackers.

Nutrition

Serving: 5g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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If you aren’t a Chardonnay lover there are other Wente varietals in both red and white. Their Pinot Noir is one of our favorites!

John says he’s the “Jeffrey”, as in Ina Gartner’s husband, of Hostess At Heart, someone you often hear about but rarely see? Well, John here’s looking at you! There isn’t anyone I’d rather share a very special bottle of wine with. Cheers!

A couple other appetizers that would be perfect with a Chardonnay are:

Homemade Lemon Ricotta with Honey

Homemade Lemon Ricotta With Honey makes a deliciously decadent appetizer that is both quick and very easy to make. Once you make it you will never buy it again. | HostessAtHeart.com

Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle

Endive lettuce holding a cooked scallop and pineapple salsa on a white plate.
Recipe Rating




Cassandra Fit

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Simply perfect. I loved it

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Thank you Cassandra!

Debra C.

Thursday 1st of June 2017

Cheers to you both and congratulations!! What a lovely way to celebrate with that delicious cheeseball and a great glass of wine - love Wente Chardonnay!!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 4th of June 2017

Thank you, Debra! This was an easy post for me because we truly love Wente wines.

Debi at Life Currents

Thursday 1st of June 2017

I love wente wines! They are the perfect pairing with so much, and especially with this strawberry goat cheese ball, which looks fabulous! I've pinned it for later!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 4th of June 2017

Thank you, Debi! We are in total agreement with this one!

Angela

Thursday 1st of June 2017

Julie this sounds wonderful! Simple & flavorful. What a lovely wine pairing as well! I've heard wonderful things about Wente!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 4th of June 2017

Thank you, Angela! It really is a great wine and I love that it isn't high priced!

Meg | Meg is Well

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

So cute! Congratulations on taking what life throws at you together! And this would be super addicting. I'd steal this and go eat it in the corner by myself!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Thank you Meg! I've started making this one and enjoying it on my morning bagel too. I can't say that I didn't like the spoon after mixing it up LOL! Thank you for stopping by!