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Marinated Goat Cheese

Marinated goat cheese is a great addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, and as an appetizer on a charcuterie board.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 2 minutes
Total 17 minutes
Fat 26
Carbs 1
Protein 5
Yield 8


  • ¾ cup olive oil separated
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 oz. plain goat cheese cold and sliced into 6-8 rounds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ white onion sliced
  • Rind of a whole small lemon
  • 6 leaves fresh basil


  • Heat a small skillet over medium/high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the olive oil is fragrant, add the garlic to the pan. Sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
    Onion and garlic in a skillet.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and add it to a large measuring cup with a pour spout.
  • Whisk in the remaining olive oil into the hot olive oil and garlic. Add the red pepper flakes, dried thyme, and salt to the olive oil and whisk. Set aside.
    Goat cheese, lemon, and basil in a jar.
  • Place the goat cheese rounds into a large Mason jar. Carefully tuck the onion slices, lemon rind and basil around the goat cheese. Pour the olive oil mixture over the goat cheese and cover the Mason jar.
    Pouring olive oil into a jar with goat cheese.
  • Gently turn the Mason jar upside down a few times and let the goat cheese marinate for 1-3 hours in a cool, dark place (but not in the refrigerator). Enjoy immediately.
    Marinated goat cheese in a jar.
  • If you are not going to use the marinated goat cheese the day of, place the mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Remove the goat cheese from the fridge 30 minutes before using to allow the olive oil to come to room temperature.
    Taking a piece of goat cheese out of the jar.
  • Serve on salads, with bread, or vegetables.

Tips & Notes

  • Be sure the goat cheese is cold when you place it into the mason jar.
  • We recommend serving this marinated goat cheese over this lemon orzo salad.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g