Herbed Goat Cheese

In this summery spread, tangy goat cheese stands up to powerful flavors like fresh oregano, red pepper flakes, and fruity extra virgin oil.

  • Servings: 4
Herbed Goat Cheese

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011


  • 1 log (8 ounces) fresh goat cheese, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Crostini or crackers, for serving


  1. Arrange cheese on a small plate. Sprinkle with oregano, red-pepper flakes, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Serve immediately with crostini or crackers.

Cook's Notes

Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let marinate at room temperature, up to 1 hour, before serving.


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