Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

A classic appetizer that's always a crowd-pleaser, bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. They're easy to make and require only three ingredients, making them a great option for a last-minute party or a quick snack.

A Personal Story

I love to make these bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese when I'm having friends over for a casual dinner party. They're always a hit, and I've even converted a few people who claimed not to like dates into fans of this dish. The goat cheese adds a creamy tang that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the dates and the smokiness of the bacon.


  • 24 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 8 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 12 slices of bacon, cut in half

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Stuff each date with a teaspoon of goat cheese.
  3. Wrap each stuffed date with half a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Arrange the bacon-wrapped dates on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

These bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese are the perfect appetizer for any occasion, from a casual dinner party to a holiday gathering. They pair well with a variety of wines, from a crisp white to a full-bodied red, and can be served either warm or at room temperature. Arrange them on a platter with some fresh herbs or fruit for a beautiful presentation.

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