Goat Cheese Marinated With Lemon and Herbs

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by ellie_

I haven't tried this appetizer yet but thought it sounded wonderful. Recipe source: Fine Cooking (November 2004). The prep time includes at least 2 hours marinating time.

Top Review by duonyte

I had intended to make this with goat cheese, but used that in something else. So I made it using little fresh mozarella balls. So very, very good. We've been using them thrown in salads and also on open-faced sandwiches zapped for a few seconds in the microwave. Also, I threw in a second batch of cheese into the oil, making use of the flavor that has already developed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow dish arrange the six pieces of cheese in one layer. Sprinkle lemon, tomatoes, capers thyme, and salt over the cheese pieces. Add the rosemary sprigs.
  2. Pour olive oil over the cheese, making sure the oil covers the cheese (use more if necessary).
  3. Place cheese dish in refrigerator and let marinate for 2-6 hours.
  4. Bring dish to room temperature (about 45 minutes) before serving.
  5. Spread cheese with marinade on crostini or crackers.

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