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Filo Goat Cheese Cigars
5 from 1 vote

Goat Cheese Cigars

Flaky filo, savoury goat cheese, and sweet honey come together with thyme for a delicious and impressive appetizer! Bake these just before guests arrive for the best results.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Goat Cheese, Honey, Thyme
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Author FraƮche


  • 10 sheets filo dough
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (plus extra sprigs for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 175 grams goat cheese* (3/4 cup)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Take 1 filo sheet and brush with melted butter or olive oil. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the filo length ways into 2 rectangles.

  3. Starting at the shorter edge of one of your filo pieces, place a heaping teaspoon of goat cheese and press it into a long skinny 'log', leaving a 1" border of pastry. Drizzle the goat cheese with a small amount (around 1/2 teaspoon) of honey and sprinkle a few thyme leaves (about 1/4 teaspoon) at the opposite end of the goat cheese.

  4. Starting at the goat cheese end, roll the log up tightly 1/2 way, fold in each side (like a burrito) and contine rolling. Seal the edge closed by brushing it with a small amount of melted butter or olive oil. Place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet and repeat until all of the cigars are assembled.

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

*substitute feta cheese if you don't like goat cheese.