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Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine

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Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartines or Strawberry Toasts are a perfect summer starter! With fresh, sliced, peak of the season berries and a smear of goat cheese, these tartines will create a lot of attention, then elicit loads of compliments!!

Strawberry Tartines lined up on a white platter

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!


Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine

A simple strawberry and goat cheese appetizer

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


  • Baguette slices (about 1/3 inch thick)
  • Goat cheese
  • Ripe strawberries (sliced or cut in half)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 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.

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58 comments on “Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine”

  1. Strawberries with balsamic vinegar sounds interesting. Along with the rest of the ingredients here they sound even better.

  2. Yay – you’ve gotten hubby to try something new. I loved this one too.

  3. Kinda like my celebrating the Peaks, just remember to cheer loudly the wee Victories. And, Liz, don’t get cocky because Bill is Bill is Bill (and, that’s good). Your lovely long oblong platter makes for such a beautiful presentation of whatever recipe you put on it. Always a nice photo. This was a recipe all we Doristas could circle around – easy, simple, even good for a 5pm snack! I’m still shaking my head over this being a small world. My girls and I loved Ames – I was going to grad school, teaching at the J-School and working 2-days-a-week in DM for “The Iowan”. My girls had the the run of Campus Town and I never worried for one minute about their safety. Great public schools. We Iowans are proud of that. See you all in Aspen.

  4. Liz, beautiful and elegantl presentation of your tartines with those wondefully ripe strawberries – nice to read that your husband has taken to liking goat cheese – I guess I am spoiled that way because my taste testers are rather happy goat cheese eaters. This was a wonderful easy little recipe and I am happy to read that we all seemed to have agreed on this!
    Have a lovely Monday – sorry, I am running so late wth comments we had burst water pipes over the weekend and they are still trying to fix things now…

  5. Wow! I’m impressed that Bill wanted to try. You didn’t say, but I hope he liked this one. Howard had no interest, so you’re making more progress than I am.

  6. Wow.. so simple.. yet punched with flavor. Love this. 🙂

  7. Lol! I’m not the only to eat before heading out to a restaurant ?!? 🙂
    Looks amazing!

  8. theres something about dinner reservations that get me starving about an hour before them… dunno if its the anticipation or what…. LOL 🙂

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