Baked Goat Cheese with Honey and Herbs


This dish is a simple and elegant way to enjoy goat cheese. The cheese is first coated in a mixture of honey and herbs, then baked until golden brown and slightly crusted. It can be served as is, or with a simple salad or crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) log of goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together honey, thyme, basil, and pepper.
  3. Cut the log of cheese into 8 equal slices, and coat each slice in the honey mixture.
  4. Place the cheese slices on a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential variations on this dish. Some other herbs that could be used include rosemary, oregano, or parsley. For a bit of spice, you could add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the honey mixture. You could also substitute the honey with another type of sweetener, such as maple syrup or agave nectar.

What other food it works well with

This dish can be served as is, or with a simple salad or crusty bread. It would also be good with roasted or grilled vegetables.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to use too much honey, which can make the dish too sweet. Be sure to coat the cheese slices evenly, but don’t overdo it.

Nutritional Information

Please note that the nutritional information is an estimate only and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

Allergens

Dairy


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