Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

A festive cheese dish that’s perfect for a holiday party!  Marinated in herbs and spices, this is a delicious, easy to throw together dish.

This year for my birthday I got the new Ina Garten cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey.  I absolutely love to just sit and read a good cookbook, and this one is filled with some of the most wonderful recipes!  Everything from Roasted Vegetable Paella to White Beans and Escarole Soup to spiced nuts and so much more.

I spent an entire weekend cooking through this book, and this recipe by far was my absolute favorite.

Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

dsc_0939I used an old jam jar to assemble this, and it was so easy even a child could do it.

The herbs give off the most amazing aroma and the flavor is out of this world.  I also love that with the red pepper flakes, this becomes such a festive cheese dish to serve at a holiday party.

dsc_0941I am so happy to be able to share this with you and I hope you enjoy!

Herb Marinated Goat Cheese
  • 1 12oz log goat cheese, cut into ½ inch coins
  • 1 bunch basil, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 pinch fresh dill, chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • good olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • a small jar with a lid such as an old jam jar
  1. At the bottom of the jar, place one to two coins down. Sprinkle with a pinch of basil, dill, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes then drizzle with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place another coin over top, then repeat this process until you run out of cheese coins.
  2. At the very top, sprinkle with all ingredients, then screw the lid on tight and let it marinate up to 30 minutes before serving or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.


Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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Stefanie - November 30, 2016

This looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try!

    Lauren Collins - December 1, 2016

    I hope you like it, it is so good!

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