Marinated Goat Cheese

Marinated Goat Cheese
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  • Two  8-ounce logs fresh goat's milk cheese, cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds*
  • black peppercorns
  • cloves garlic, sliced
  • large sage leaves, slivered
  • sprigs fresh rosemary, cut into pieces
  • bay leaves
  •   Dried red chile pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 1/2 Cups  extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  •   Olives, for garnish (optional)
  •   Toasted baguette, crackers, or crudités, for serving

This cheese keeps for quite some time (about three weeks) in the refrigerator but is at its best a couple of weeks into the marinade — if it was fresh to begin with. You can use goat, mozzarella, or feta cheese — the feta and mozzarella I think keep a bit longer than the fresh goat. The marinated cheese makes a terrific addition to a mezze or antipasto platter, a lovely crostini, or as a salad garnish, particularly one with roasted beets and bitter greens.

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Place the cheese rounds (or balls or cubes) into a deep container or large shallow dish. Add the peppercorns, garlic, sage, rosemary, bay leaves, and, if using, the chile flakes. Lightly turn to mix evenly. 

Add enough olive oil to cover the cheese by about ½ inch. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours to allow flavors to meld before serving. Serve, garnished with olives, if desired, with slices of toasted baguette, crackers, or crudités.


*Note: You can substitute 1 pound bocconcini (small mozzarella balls) or feta cheese cut into cubes.


Calories per serving:

754 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 637g 980%
  • Carbs 12g 4%
  • Saturated 141g 706%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 416g
  • Polyunsaturated 59g
  • Protein 86g 172%
  • Cholesterol 209mg 70%
  • Sodium 2,100mg 88%
  • Calcium 760mg 76%
  • Magnesium 106mg 26%
  • Potassium 369mg 11%
  • Iron 14mg 79%
  • Zinc 5mg 31%
  • Phosphorus 1,202mg 172%
  • Vitamin A 1,343µg 149%
  • Vitamin C 36mg 60%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 25%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 105%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 76%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 80µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 14%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 79mg 393%
  • Vitamin K 385µg 481%
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