Ouzo-Marinated Greek Cheese

READY IN: 4hrs 49mins
Recipe by Jacques Lorrain

Ouzo-Marinated Greek Cheese

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I liked this but didn't taste the ouzo. I will omit the thyme next time as it gave the kasseri an almost musty, moldy taste. (I have a love/hate relationship with thyme.) Watch carefully, the cheese melts quickly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cheese lengthwise into four 1/2-inch thick pieces.
  2. Arrange in single layer in shallow dish.
  3. Mix ouzo, olive oil, parsley, thyme and pepper in small bowl.
  4. Pour over cheese.
  5. Marinate at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours, turning once.
  6. Preheat broiler.
  7. Remove cheese from marinade; transfer to 4 small broiler proof gratin dishes.
  8. Drizzle 2 teaspoons marinade over each piece of cheese.
  9. Broil until cheese is soft and just begins to melt, about 4 minutes.
  10. Serve with bread.
  11. Notes: This starter is an easy version of the fried cheese dish, saganaki, which is traditionally paired with a glass of ouzo.
  12. Serve with freshly grilled pita bread.

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