Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RECIPE: herbed goat cheese roll

I've been serving this simple, yet delicious hors d'oeuvre for years. It is ridiculously easy to prepare and is always a hit.

Try it out at your next dinner party.


8 oz log of chevre cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh italian parsley (Not that wretched curly parsley. Flat leaf only!)
1/8 cup chopped fresh thyme
Fresh cracked pepper (Seriously, right out of the pepper mill. Nothing else will do.)


Clear a flat work space for assembly. Basically you're going to be rolling the chevre log in the other ingredients, so you'll need enough room.

Take your parsley and thyme and mix together. Spread the herb mixture out on your work area. The "herb carpet" should be as wide as your chevre log and long enough that when you roll the log 360 degrees, it will become completely covered in herbs.

Now that your "herb carpet" is laid, it's time to crack some pepper! Pepper to taste, don't go too crazy, but don't skimp either. About a tablespoon will do. Make sure you evenly distribute pepper across the "herb carpet".

Once done, take your log, place at the top of your "herb carpet". Roll towards you. The log won't pick everything up, but a few passes will get most.

Plate and serve with quality crackers or warmed bread.

Note: Roasted garlic makes an unbelievably tasty companion to your roll.

And please, let me know how it turns out by leaving a comment.

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