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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 80g 122%
  • Carbs 1g 0%
  • Saturated 18g 88%
  • Fiber 0g 2%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 52g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Cholesterol 26mg 9%
  • Sodium 263mg 11%
  • Calcium 95mg 10%
  • Magnesium 13mg 3%
  • Potassium 46mg 1%
  • Iron 2mg 10%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 150mg 21%
  • Vitamin A 168µg 19%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 13%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 9%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 10µg 2%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin K 48µg 60%
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