Tuscan-Style Marinated Goat's Cheese

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Lively, gutsy, crowd-pleasing flavours. An appetizer that rewards greatly for so little effort.

Tags: Easy, 20 Mins, Appetizer & Hors d'Oeuvres, Cheese, Rice & Grains, Italian, Chill, For the Holidays, New Years, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Vegetarian
Serves: 6
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 20  minutes
Cooking time: 0  minutes
Total: 20 *  minutes

Chill for 1 hour

Additional Information


1 pkg (140 g) PC Soft Unripened Goat's Milk Cheese
1/4 cups (50 mL) PC Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tuscany
1/4 cups (50 mL) coarsely chopped, drained PC Colossal Stuffed Queen Olives
1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
Half PC French Baguette
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated lemon rind


  1. Cut goat cheese crosswise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) slices. Arrange on serving platter.
  2. Stir together olive oil, olives, lemon rind and thyme. Season to taste with pepper. Pour over goat cheese. Refrigerate, covered, for at least one hour.
  3. Return goat cheese to room temperature before serving with thin slices of baguette.

Chef's Tips

It’s easiest to slice the goat cheese log straight from the fridge using a heated knife.

Nutritional Information

per 1/6 serving:
Calories 230 Cal
Fat 14 g
Sodium 260 mg
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fibre 1 g
Protein 6 g