Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartines or Strawberry Toasts are a perfect summer starter! And SO easy!

Made with fresh, sliced, peak of the season berries and a smear of goat cheese, these tartines, AKA open face toasts, will create a lot of attention, then elicit loads of compliments!!

Strawberry Tartines lined up on a white platter

A Summer Tartine Recipe

Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, like last week’s Pistachio Avocado, was simple with minimal ingredients. Toasted baguette slices were smeared with tangy chèvre, or goat cheese, then topped with luscious, ripe strawberries, a grinding of fresh pepper and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. The resulting Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartines are a perfect nibble for that June dinner party. Or for someone like me, who’s ready to eat dinner at 5 PM despite our 6:30 dinner reservations, an elegant, delicious snack.

Overhead view of strawberry goat cheese tartines on a white tray garnished with mint and strawberries

What is a Tartine?

I had never heard the word “tartine” till I joined the French Fridays with Dorie group. A tartine is a French open-faced sandwich topped with a rich spread, like this goat cheese or the Nutella which we previously featured. Dorie likes hers with a chilled glass of white wine…and who’s to argue with the expert!

The bread can vary as can the fruit…fresh or dried…cherries or figs…depending on the season. These were scrumptious. And here’s a shocker…even picky ol’ Bill wanted to try a Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine after spying a platter of them in the fridge. I’m slowly wearing him down…as there was a time he wouldn’t touch goat cheese. I’m celebrating the wee victories.

Strawberry Toasts topped with goat cheese, sliced berries and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

More Strawberry Recipes:

The versatile strawberry can be used for appetizers, salads, entrees, and of course, desserts!


Strawberry Tartines lined up on a white platter

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 servings

A simple strawberry and goat cheese appetizer


  • About a half a Baguette, sliced (about 1/3 inch thick)
  • 6 ounces Goat cheese
  • 6 large Ripe strawberries (sliced or cut in half)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Drizzle of Aged balsamic vinegar


  1. Toast baguette slices. Cool, then spread with goat cheese and top with berries. Sprinkle with pepper and balsamic vinegar.


Depending on the sizer of your baguette and amount of goat cheese, your servings will vary.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 toasts

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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