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Marinated Goat Cheese

A simple way to give more taste to healthy goat cheese, is to marinate it. The result is a great gift for the holidays. You can use marinated goat cheese in a salad or just spread on toast. And ….. you’ll end up with flavorful oil that you can use for many recipes to come.

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This really is a simple, 10 minute recipe. If you’re somebody who uses goat cheese a lot, you can have a lot of fun creating other flavor combinations.

Alternatives to flavor marinated goat cheese

  • allspice
  • coriander seeds
  • orange or lemon rind or zest
  • star anise
  • red pepper flakes
  • fennel seeds
  • dill
  • sage
  • tarragon
  • capers
  • anchovies
  • sun dried tomatoes
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It goes without saying that you can easily use Feta cheese instead of Goat cheese and marinate it roughly the same way.

I haven’t mentioned the oil I used, but I guess you found that out already. Indeed olive oil. Also here, you can make your own adjustments. The thing I would like to say: use quality oil, whatever type you decide to use.

You can stick with pure olive oil; a strong flavored version or the lighter olive oils. You can decide on the type of olives used, the country it came from and whether you like a extra virgin or virgin olive oil.

You can also decide for a flavored olive oil, like one with basil, or chili flakes or lemon. Or maybe you like to go wild and think outside the box and go with a nut or seeds oil. If you decide on an oil that may not be used to fry with, make a note for your recipient to avoid disappointments.

Do you consider the idea of marinated goat cheese as a gift, but don’t like to make it yourself, have a look at Chevoo products.

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Marinated Goat Cheese

A simple way to give more taste to healthy goat cheese, is to marinate it. The result is a great gift for the holidays. You can use marinated goat cheese in a salad or just spread on toast. Last but not least you’ll end up with flavorful oil that you can use for many recipes to come.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 people
Author: Marinka

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces goat cheese unflavored
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon colored peppercorns

Instructions

  • Cut the goat cheese log in 2-inch thick slices and place them in a glass jar.
  • Cover the goat cheese with the olive oil and add garlic, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns.
  • Close the jar and refrigerate for at least 2 days before you start using it. Allow the flavor to penetrate the cheese.
  • When serving, bring the goat cheese to room temperature and serve with crackers or toast or warm rustic bread.

Notes

  1. Olive oil placed in the fridge for a while becomes cloudy and solidifies. This does not affect color, quality of flavor. As soon as oil is at room temperature, it becomes liquid again.

Nutrition

Calories: 834kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 158mg | Vitamin A: 9.7% | Vitamin C: 2.5% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 8.6%

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