Beautiful, simple rainbow goat cheese rolls with a mixture of vegetables and edible flower toppings. Perfect to impress as an appetizer, as part of a party spread, a cheese board and a vegetarian BBQ recipe!
I can’t express just how much I love ‘beautiful’ food and these rainbow goat cheese rolls covered in a mixture of rainbow vegetables and edible flowers are super cute and the perfect recipe to ‘show off’.
I’ve chosen to use goats cheese for this particular recipe as the texture works perfectly and I love the taste, however, most ‘soft’ cheeses will work if you’d prefer. They simply need to be moldable and have the toppings mould to the surface of the cheese.
With just a few ingredients and around half an hour ( most of which is chilling time!) you can whip up these gorgeous, simple rainbow goat cheese rolls ( or simply roll into balls or use silicone moulds, for a different shape however, this can affect how the toppings mould to the cheese! ) that can be served as part of a cheese board or party spread with tortilla chips and bread. Also great as a quick and simple vegetarian BBQ recipe/appetizer.
If you’ve been following my Instagram/ blog for any time at all then you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE using edible flowers in my creations. Not only are they beautiful but, depending on what you use, they can actually infuse your dishes with additional flavour too- be it sweet, peppery, bitter, floral etc.
Some Edible Flower Flavours:
- Chive Blossom: A beautiful purple bud flower with a chive taste
- Lilacs: Floral and Fragrant with faint citrus notes.
- Roses: Depends on type and colour however generally quite sweet, fruity and floral.
- Hibiscus: A fairly sweet, almost citrusy taste.
- Pansies: Can be slightly bitter however I find them very ‘fresh’ and add them to everything!
- Chrysanthemum: Depending on what type can be fairly bitter and peppery or sweet.
That’s just to name a few, but could be handy when it comes time to choose which flowers to use when. If you’re wondering where to buy your edible flowers from then I’ve found local food markets to be good, if slightly pricey sources if you’re wanting to use a lot in one go or for continued use. However, I have also managed to find a fairly local, organic delivery service for edible flowers. Which works perfectly for me as I use so many! You can always grow your own too if you’re brave enough!
Within this particular goat cheese rolls recipe, I have actually focused more on the herbs and veggies to top the cheese rather than just edible flowers. However, you’ll find that flower petals look absolutely beautiful wrapped around the cheese and are sure to impress!
Simple Rainbow Goat Cheese Rolls Recipe:
Makes: 8-10 rolls (depending on their size)
Preparing Time: 20-30 minutes
- 275 gr goat cheese
For the decoration: ( feel free to mix and match some of your favourite options of veggies, herbs and edible flowers!)
- Rainbow carrots
- Rainbow radish
- Black pepper
- Edible flowers
- Mash the cheese with a fork into a homogeneous mix then form rolls with your hands. Put the rolls in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, thinly slice your veggies. ( I like to use a mandolin to get really thin slices however you can also use a vegetable peeler or simply be really careful with a knife).
I chose rainbow carrots, rainbow radish, cucumber, cucamelon but you can select your favourites. It’s important to slice them as thin as possible so that it’s easy for each piece to wrap around the cheese roll.
- Ready to assemble – on a piece of cling film, arrange some herbs, a slice or two of the veggies, and some flowers.
Put the cheese roll on top and carefully wrap the cling film around it so that all the ingredients get stuck around the cheese.
- Put the rolls back in the fridge for a little bit so they become firmer. ( If you’re in a rush then 20 minutes should suffice however I’d suggest a few hours if you have the time to spare!) Then you can unwrap the cling film – the veggies and the herbs should be stuck around each roll.
- Serve as an appetizer as part of a party spread, cheese board or a great vegetarian BBQ recipe.