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Lemony Garlic Feta Cheese

Update the cheese platter with a new cheese ball, spiced honey for drizzling, and marinated feta.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 1 pt.
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:15 Minutes
  • Chill:12 Hours


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cubed
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 8 small fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup Castelvetrano olives


Heat olive oil and smashed garlic cloves in a saucepan over medium-low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until garlic starts to bubble. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Layer 2 oz. feta cheese, 2 lemon slices, 4 thyme sprigs, and 1/4 cup olives in 1 (1-pt.) jar. Repeat layers once. Pour oil-garlic mixture into jar. Add additional oil to fill jar. Cover and chill 24 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.

PACKAGE IN: Glass Canisters with Wood Lids ($39.95/set of 3; williams-sonoma.com)


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