This is so yummy and easy and always gets praise. I like to have antipasti parties and this is always in the mix. Its also a great appetizer b4 a good grilled steak or even works as a main dish with a little risotto, pasta or polenta on the side and nice green salad. I have also used this same idea on shelled lobster tails :-) I have no clue where I first got his from, maybe a magazine? It really is essential that you use an herbed goat cheese or other herbed cheese. A plain cheese will not give you the same flavor (as one reviewer pointed out). If need be you can always add your own herbs and garlic to the cheese.