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Olive Flavored Goat Cheese Recipe

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Olive Flavored Goat Cheese Recipe

Goat Cheese Flavored with Kalamata Olives. This cheese was shaped using a biscuit cutter.

Photo by Jennifer Meier
With a little creativity and a few ingredients, fresh goat cheese can easily be transformed into an impressive appetizer.

Always keep a few logs of inexpensive goat cheese in your fridge and you can whip up a snack or appetizer at a moment's notice. Or, if you're feeling a bit more ambitious then regularly make your own fresh goat cheese.

This recipes combines kalamata olives and goat cheese. Instead of black olives, this recipe can also be made with green olives, sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs, spicy chiles, pesto..what else sounds good?

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Six to Eight Ounces of Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of homemade goat cheese ( or 6 to 8 ounces store bought goat cheese)
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

In a food processor (or by hand) finely chop the olives.

Use your hands to knead and massage the olives into the goat cheese. Taste, and add a little bit of salt if needed.

Form the goat cheese into an attractive shape or simply pack the goat cheese into a small bowl or ramekin.

If you're shaping the goat cheese into a disc or log, let it chill for a few hours before serving.

© recipe 2012 Jennifer Meier licensed to About.com, Inc.

How to Shape Fresh Goat Cheese

The easiest way to shape fresh goat cheese is to pack the cheese into a biscuit cutter. Chill the cheese in the cutter for several hours or more, then gently lift the biscuit cutter off. To shape goat cheese into a log, chill it really well then wrap the cheese in parchment paper and roll and shape it into a log.

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