Marinated Goat Cheese with Herbs, Garlic & Greens

Marinated Goat Cheese with Herbs, Garlic & Greens

Author: Allie, Hamama Success Manager

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Rest Time: 1 hr

Makes: 10 servings

We all love a good cheese board for entertaining but why not add something a little more special to the mix? Make this beautifully fragrant Marinated Goat Cheese using fresh herbs & microgreens in just a few simple steps. This creamy and flavorful appetizer can be made ahead of time to serve on slices of baguette or crunchy crackers for entertaining in a pinch. It also packs well in glass jars for a thoughtful & tasty gift or picnic snack.



  • 8 oz plain goat cheese log, cut into ¼ inch discs
  • Extra virgin olive oil [enough to fill your jar / cover the goat cheese]
  • 1 tsp fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, halved and sliced paper-thin
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (I also like to throw in a few whole peppercorns)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • [Optional]: ½ lemon, sliced thinly
  • [Optional]: Sun Dried tomatoes, finely chopped

For serving:

  • Cauliflower microgreens, or your favorite variety
  • Toasted Baguette or Crackers of your choice



  1. Line the inside of your jar/container with a thin layer of olive oil. 
  2. Lay down a layer of the sliced goat cheese on top of the oil. Top with half of the fresh herbs & garlic followed by a good sprinkle of salt and cracked pepper. 
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and continue with another layer of cheese, herbs & garlic. The goat cheese mixture should be completely covered by a thin layer of the oil.
  4. Cover and set aside, at room temperature for an hour or refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Serve at room temperature with bread or crackers.
  5. If you store for longer than 24 hours the olive oil may slightly solidify. Simply take it out of the fridge and let it sit for an hour or so until it becomes liquid again.
  6. Enjoy with loved ones or give as a gift!  

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