Posted: Apr 12, 2006 1:48 pm
Good recipe, guaranteed to stink up any party!
Marinated Goat Cheese
1 large log of plain goat cheese
2 cups olive oil
1 whole head garlic
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/3 cup thinly sliced, reconstituted sun-dried tomatoes
3 Tbs. Balsamic vinaiger
Fresh or coarse ground pepper
The garlic is the hard part-- you have to peel all the cloves, and then VERY thinly slice them, paper thin slices. (And dicing or pressing them doesn't work; I've tried. They HAVE to be THINLY sliced.)
In glass or ceramic dish, throw sliced garlic, sliced basil, sliced dried tomatoes into olive oil. Stir that up, and then immerse goat cheese in it. (You can keep the log whole, or slice it into circles.) Pour the marinade over and over the cheese. Cover, and put in fridge for a few days or a week. Then let it come to room temp.
I actually think that you're supposed to serve it without the olive oil bath, but I like to inhale the stuff. Get some good bread and dunk it in the oil, or drain and dump the oil on pasta.