Marinated Goat Cheese with Garlic and Thyme
Recipe type: Appetizer, Party food, Gift
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Serves: 1 Jar
  • 1 small log fresh (not aged) goat cheese (5 oz, 145g)
  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil (more or less, as needed)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, whole
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, optional
  • 2 2-inch strips lemon zest (peeled with a vegetable peeler with as little white pith as possible)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise
  1. Cut goat cheese log into 4 equal pieces; form into balls, if desired.
  2. Add 1 cup olive oil into a a sterilized wide-necked jar. Add chili flakes, fennel seed and peppercorns. Add the goat cheese balls one at a time, adding a little olive oil between each one so they are fully immersed. Add lemon zest, bay leaves, thyme and garlic to jar. Pour in enough olive oil to fully cover cheese. Seal jar and refrigerate for at least a few hours (we found it best after 2 days). Lasts for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe by Nerds with Knives at