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Honey-Peppered Goat Cheese with Fig Balsamic Drizzle

Slice a log of goat cheese into rounds and drizzle with olive oil, honey and fig balsamic vinegar for an elegant, 6-ingredient appetizer.   Serve with cracker bread or baguette slices.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2007

  • Yield: 6 to 8 appetizer servings
  • Prep time:8 Minutes


  • 1 (11-oz.) package or 4 (3-oz.) logs fresh goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Fig balsamic vinegar* or balsamic vinegar
  • Garnish: fresh thyme
  • Lahvosh or other cracker bread


Using a sharp knife, carefully slice goat cheese in 1/2"-thick slices. Place cheese in an 11" x 7" dish or other serving platter. Drizzle with oil. Combine honey and pepper; drizzle over cheese. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. thyme leaves. Cover and chill up to 2 days.

Remove cheese from refrigerator 1 hour before serving. Just before serving, drizzle a little vinegar over cheese. Garnish, if desired. Serve with lahvosh or other specialty cracker bread.

*Find fig balsamic vinegar at Williams-Sonoma or other cook stores.


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