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Fresh Goat Cheese Wrapped in Grape Leaves

Heating goat cheese intensifies the flavor of this hors d'oeuvre.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 1995

Ingredients

  • 1 6-ounce disk fresh goat cheese
  • 2 large, unsprayed fresh grape leaves (if unavailable, use vine leaves packed in jars, rinsed to remove the brine)
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Slices of country bread, toasted
  • Fresh fruit, such as pears or figs

Directions

  1. Place one leaf, vein side up, on a work surface. Place goat cheese on leaf and wrap leaf against cheese, pressing it in slightly. Top with another leaf, vein side down. Wrap leaf around cheese, enclosing it fully. Tie with kitchen twine and set aside, or refrigerate until ready to grill.

  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium hot. Brush the leaf-wrapped cheese with olive oil. Toast on the edge of the grill until warmed; turn and grill the other side. The cheese should be slightly melted.

  3. To serve, place the cheese on a platter and cut the kitchen twine. Surround with toast and fresh fruit.

Cook's Notes

Wrapping soft, fresh goat cheese in grape leaves allows it to be placed directly on the grill for warming. The grill should not be too hot.

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