Baked Kasseri Cheese Spread

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicious sounding! How can you go wrong with cheese and olives?! Kasseri is a greek cheese made from either sheep's or goat's milk; it has a sharp, salty flavor and a cheddar-like texture. Taken from BH&Gardens Holiday Appetizers 1999 and posted for ZWT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees; cut cheese into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Layer cheese in the bottom of a shallow 1-quart quiche dish or a 9-inch pie plate, overlapping if necessary.
  3. Toss together the olives, oregano, garlic, and red pepper.
  4. Sprinkle over the cheese.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese just begins to melt.
  6. Serve immediately on bread, apples, or crackers; rewarm cheese as needed.
Most Helpful

I was so excited to find Kasseri cheese in my small town grocery yesterday. Couldn't wait to make this. It was as good as I thought it would be. I used a Greek olive mix that I found in the deli section and so just started chopping away. I made a small ramekin for just me and spread this on some roasted garlic french bread. Did I say yummy?! Thanks for sharing alli. Made for ZWT9.

lazyme July 24, 2013

Yummy salty cheesy goodness! DH was looking for a quick appy to snack on while he was watching the World Cup, and I just happened to have a package of Kasseri cheese in the fridge. I only had a 6 ounce package of the cheese, so I halved the recipe and baked it in my little toaster oven thingie. The Kasseri gets kind of oily when it melts, so I just mopped up the excess at the edges of the pan with a paper towel before serving it. We used crackers with this, but I would like to try it again with some warm flatbread instead (it was good with Club crackers, but a little too rich, so I think it would be even better on something a little less buttery). Sorry, I didn't get a photo, because I didn't want to give DH a pan full of cold melted cheese. Thanks for posting :)! Made for The Queens of Quisine for ZWT6 Family Picks

Muffin Goddess June 28, 2010

Soooo good! Luckily we have many ethnic markets in our areas so I was able to get the kasseri cheese, and loved it! I think the fresh oregano is essential here, same with the fresh garlic. We served with crusty sour dough and apples. Thanks so much, Alli. Made for ZWT 6.

Scoutie June 12, 2010