I think this would be a wonderful favor idea for a bridal shower, cocktail party, luncheon, or even a small wedding. It's a really creative and non-sugary alternative to the usual candy bar.
Set up a station with plain small goat cheese logs or buttons -- you can order them directly from your favorite cheesemaker or cheese shop (like Murray's!), or request a large order in advance from your grocery store.
Stores like BJs and Costco also sell these at a great price--I would get the large logs and then cut them down into small portions for each guest.
Think things that would go well with goat cheese like: lavender, chile flakes, brown sugar, dried rosemary, cinnamon, dried cranberries, cocoa nibs, crushed nuts etc.
Offer up both sweet and savory options.
(Or you can offer up a tray of warm wet washcloths for when they're done.)
At the event, they also had dried slices of blood orange and apple, which made lovely toppers (and snacks!)
My friend Olga from Sassy Radish also rolled hers in fennel pollen and lavender. (It's a seriously wonderful combination!)
Topped with a bit of honey at home, it's been a delicious treat to spread on crackers and warm crusty loaves of bread.
What do you think about this idea? Would you try it?
Photo Credit: Photos of me, the beet lollipops, the finished favors, and the Bonne Bouche trays taken by Rachel Gardam.
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