Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Recipe - Herb Cheese log

Sometimes in the summer it is just wonderful to have a few friends stop by, sit on the patio and sip some tea or wine.  I cannot resist serving cheese and crackers when this happens and this simple recipe lets me highlight the fresh herbs from the garden without undue work and can be mixed up in just a few moments.  You can also make it in advance and wrap in plastic and keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.

Herb Cheese Log

1 Tbls. minced fresh chives
1 Tbls. minced fresh cilantro
1 Tbls. minced fresh basil leaves
½ Tbls minced fresh oregano or marjoram
5 ½ to 6 ounce log of fresh chevre (goat) cheese
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
Crackers or Baguette slices

Chop finely and mix together the herbs on a 12 by 15 inch  piece of plastic wrap.  Unwrap the chevre and roll over and around in the herbs until it is entirely covered.  To serve, place on a plate, drizzle with olive oil and serve with checkers or slices of french bread.

If you like this type of herb combination with cheese, we make several mixes that blend well with cream cheese, cottage cheese and goat cheese.  Check them out here!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Marcy
    Thanks for the Herb Cheese Log recipe -- what a great way to make cheese and crackers elegant! I am also an herb enthusiast, I have a very small garden, but I love herbs because they're so easy to grow. My clump of chives just keeps coming back year after year and it's very low maintenance. Your blog is very informative, nice photos and great recipes. Thank you!
    Deb Hudson


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