OMG cheeeeeeese…..

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Yep, back to the cheese addiction. I always go straight for the goat cheese when I have the option. I love that strong tangy flavor! Usually I like my goat cheese with some fig jam, but since I discovered the joys of marinating cheese, this is hands down my new favorite. 

You really can marinate goat cheese in any combination of spices, the cheese just soaks up whatever flavors you marinate it in. I love the classic herb combination of thyme, rosemary and oregano – it just never gets old for me.

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Speaking of never getting old, I just realized I am only a couple years from the big 3-0 the other day… I mean, I knew it was creeping up on me, but only being two years away for some reason seems insanely short. Considering it’s May already and I don’t even know where the last 5 months went, it’s going to smack me in the face before I know it. I know, I know, 30 isn’t THAT old, but come on. It’s a pretty big milestone and I am not sure how ready I am for it… GAH.

Thank goodness eating cheese will never get old. OH and another bonus about marinating your cheese and keeping it in the oil – it lasts much longer! You could get an extra week out of the life of your cheese if you seal it tight and keep it in the fridge!

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Of course that only matters if you can keep it around and resist devouring it all before you have a chance to test the longevity…

Good luck with that 😉

Marinated Goat Cheese

Marinated Goat Cheese

Yield: Serves 2 to 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Marinated goat cheese is packed with fresh herbs and is a simple way to serve an upscale appetizer or snack.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Airtight container that can accommodate at least 2 cups of liquid

Instructions

  1. Freeze the marinated goat cheese in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to allow it to firm up a bit. Then cut into thick slices or roll into balls - totally your preference! Add the goat cheese slices or balls to the airtight container. Pour in the olive oil and add all the spices. Seal the container and allow to marinate for at least 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Serve with crusty bread and be sure to get some of those herbs with every bite! I like to grab a peppercorn or two for extra pop.