Basil Citrus Goat Cheese.

the party was a lot of fun and I’m so thankful Marc pushed me to go. Our neighborhood is only 17 houses and I now know (almost!) everyone’s name!

We all brought snacks to share and my basil citrus goat cheese was a hit … no leftovers and a few people asked for the recipe. Thought y’all might like this, too. It’s really quick and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand*.

Basil Citrus Goat Cheese
Inspired by this recipe

10-1/2 oz log of goat cheese
1-1/2 T lemon zest
1-1/2 T orange zest
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T blood orange olive oil (not at all necessary, but I had it and it worked well with the other ingredients)
1/3 C olive oil
Plenty of salt & pepper
1/4 C fresh basil, thinly sliced

Assemble a few hours ahead so the flavors blend and the cheese softens. Place the cheese in  a shallow bowl. Make 1/2″ deep cuts, every 3/4″ or so across the top (to make more room for the vinaigrette to sink in).

Blend the zests, garlic, oil and salt & pepper and pour over the cheese. Spread the basil on top.

Serve with crackers or crisps.

*This used the last of my basil, but I still have plenty of rosemary. Thinking maybe a rosemary cranberry mixture for fall?

Holly in her costume!

7 thoughts on “Basil Citrus Goat Cheese.

  1. glad you had fun, and Holly's costume is awesome. this is one of my favorites. you really can't go wrong with basil, lemon and goat cheese!

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