No rants or long stories today, just an “I could totally make this myself” recipe inspired by a stunning jar of marinated goat cheese.
The cheese, along with copious cups of tea and a plate of fruit and veggies, eased the pain of a Sunday afternoon brainstorming session one weekend a couple months back.
A few weeks later — when the meeting location moved to my living room for a photo shoot — I figured it was only fitting I work out a way to replicate the tangy, herb-infused cheese.
I had after all made sourdough crackers that morning and the crisp shards, along with fingers of perfectly cut watermelon and tangy cheese, made for perfect working session sustenance.
One day more about the project will emerge but for now, say cheeeese.
Marinated Goat Chevre
Smooth and tangy cheese, spiked with fragrant herbs and a punch of pepper. Serve with crisp crackers or cut veggies or even fresh fruit. Perfect.
Makes 1 jar
- 100 – 150 g goat chevre
- 1/2 c good olive oil
- 6 sprigs dry thyme or 2 tsp dry thyme leaves
- heaped 1 tsp peppercorns
- scant 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic
Lightly crush peppercorns. Lightly crush garlic and remove skins.
Add half the oil, thyme, pepper, salt and garlic to a jar. Break goat cheese into large pieces and drop into oil mixture. Top with remaining oil and aromatics.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.
- Once you eat all the cheese the remaining oil makes a perfect dressing for salads and sandwiches.
vegetarian // gluten-free // soy-free
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day and well done on making your own cheese, true!
I LOVE making my own cheese…sense of pride, accomplishment and one can taste the TLC in the recipe too!
Brenda Hayes says
sounds and looks delicious….and what are the facts on goat cheese being better for humans than cheese from cows?
The proteins are different so goat milk (and cheese) is easier to digest for most people – same for sheep too…
Carl Joe Wright says
Marinated Goat Chevre or Marinated GOat Cheese seems a tasty menu. I am excited to prepare it at home. Thanks for the step by step method to prepare this.
very Impressive, beautiful pics!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love marinated cheese, it makes such a good appetizer!
Looks so delicious!