Fresh, funky tasting and locally-produced goat cheese brings a unique flavor to a fruit and cheese board. Soft chèvre-style cheese combined with Herb-Infused Olive Oil and a bit of the castaway herbs (leftover pulpy mash from making the infused oil) creates a cheese spread that even those who are lactose-intolerant can enjoy at your wine & dine event.

Artisanal producers such as Goatilicious in New Braunfels, TX, can be found at local farmers markets. These artisans have the freshest products with flavors influenced by the local pasture lands. According to the American Dairy Goat Association, those who are allergic to cow milk may tolerate and thrive on goat milk as “the fat globules are smaller than those in cow milk and the curd is softer and smaller, making the digestion easier.”

Prep time:5 minutes
Servings:6 – 10

Ingredients

  • 4 – 6 ounces soft Goat Cheese (chèvre)
  • Herb-Infused Olive Oil (either herbes de Provence or za’atar version)
  • Castaway herbs (leftover pulpy mash from making the infused oil)

Preparation

  1. Spoon the goat cheese into a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the herb-infused olive oil, stir to combine and taste. Add more oil to reach desired taste or spreadable consistency. Add approximately 1 teaspoon of the castaway herbs and stir again.
  2. Serve with crostini, crackers or bakery fresh bread.