Simplicity is always welcomed and never goes out of style. Goat cheese spread with herbs and olive oil is as easy as it gets.
A hint of lemon zest adds a freshness and lightness to the cheese spread. The presentation is unique and stunning and will certainly be a hit with your guests.
This recipe can be used year round and is fitting for any celebratory occasion. Enjoy!
8 ounces plain goat cheese
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons good quality white dry wine
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped favorite fresh herbs
(use several different herbs for better flavor)
1 ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1. In a medium bowl, combine goat cheese, whipping cream, 2 tablespoons olive oil and wine with a hand mixer. If mixture is too thick, add a touch more cream. Season with salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon herbs, 1 level teaspoon lemon zest and again blend goat cheese mixture. Readjust seasonings if necessary. Form a ball with the cheese spread.
2. Wrap goat cheese spread in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
3. To serve, remove plastic wrap and place directly on a tray or in a small bowl that rests on the platter. With the back of the spoon, make a small indentation and drizzle olive oil into it. Sprinkle with reserved herbs, lemon zest and freshly ground pepper. Arrange crackers around the cheese, every cracker must be in place. Presentation is just as important as taste.
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