In a medium saucepan bring water and butter to a boil; stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat.Add flour and salt, stirring vigorously until mixture forms ball, about 1-2 minutes.
Add cheese and chives, stirring until cheese melts. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Chill batter in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Drop batter by slightly rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets, allowing a 2-inch space between each. Bake in preheated 400 degrees F oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. For firmer cream puff , pierce side of each with tip of sharp knife and bake 5-10 minutes
longer. Cool on wire racks. Cut off tops and fill each with 2 tablespoons
*goatcheese-crabmeat filling. Replace tops and chill before serving, if desired.