Marinated Goat Cheese

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Marinated Goat Cheese is so otherworldly, we dubbed the stuff highly addictive. A unique way to elevate plain goat cheese is to infuse it with herbs, spices and other aromatics. It’s silly simple and one heck of a way to impress your friends.

Recipe by: Ash Cuoco


  • 8 ounces Roth Plain Chèvre goat cheese
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 3 long strips lemon zest
  • 2 to 4 cups high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Tear goat cheese into roughly 1-inch pieces with your hands, and add to a quart-size glass canning jar (or a few smaller jars).
  2. Add peppercorns, herbs, and lemon zest then pour over enough olive oil to cover everything completely.
  3. Cover the jar with lid, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and up to 4 days.
  4. To serve, allow the jar to come to room temperature (about 1 hour). Pour the contents of the jar into a shallow bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve with crackers, bread, olives, and fruit.


  • Oil can be strained and re-purposed for another marinade or for cooking with.
  • Feel free to substitute whatever fresh herbs you have on hand, such as basil, rosemary, and/or parsley. Try dried chili peppers for added heat.