Jessica makes a holiday goat cheese appetizer and prosciutto-wrapped dates

California Cooking

Jessica has some amazing Thanksgiving snack hacks.

She shows us how to make a colorful goat cheese log and delicious cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in prosciutto.

This segment aired on California Cooking with Jessica Holmes Episode 115.

Holiday Goat Cheese Appetizer


  • Log of goat cheese
  • Pecans, toasted
  • Pistachios toasted
  • Dried cranberries
  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Apples, sliced
  • Lemon
  • Grapes
  • Crackers


  1. Leave the goat cheese log out at room temperature.
  2. Place the toasted pecans, toasted pistachios, dried cranberries, fresh thyme and fresh rosemary on a cutting board and chop them up together.
  3. Roll the goat cheese so the whole log is covered with the chopped ingredients.
  4. Add the goat cheese log to a platter with sliced apples squeezed with lemon so they don’t brown, grapes and crackers
  5. Enjoy

Prosciutto Wrapped Dates


  • Pitted dates
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Thyme
  • Prosciutto
  1. Slit the pitted dates with a knife and add gorgonzola cheese.
  2. Wrap them with prosciutto.
  3. Add them to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake the dates for a couple of minutes at 450 degrees.
  5. Add them to a board and garnish with thyme.
  6. Enjoy!

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