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Marinated Goat Cheeses

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 (2-ounce) crottins Chavignol, or other French goat cheese
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender blossoms
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • Edible flowers, such as pansies or nasturtiums, garnish
  • Minced fresh soft herbs, such as parsley, dill or tarragon, garnish
  • Homemade Croutons


  • Place the cheeses in a sealable 2-cup jar. Add the thyme, garlic, pepper, lavender, and salt, and top with oil to cover completely.
  • Let stand for 48 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Bring to room temperature. Transfer to a platter or plates and garnish, if desired with edible flowers or herbs. Serve with homemade croutons or crackers, or crumbled into salads.

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