Herb Marinated Cheese


By Leo Teatero

While I would love to take credit for this recipe, it actually is a long time favourite of Martha Stewart. It is the easiest thing to make; all it requires is cutting and chopping and it delivers a punch anytime I serve it. I’ve never had a tray come back into the kitchen that has not been wiped clean by my hungry guests. It’s a guaranteed hit.


225g of fresh soft goats cheese
1 small red onion, sliced very thinly into half moons
5g of salt
10g of fresh thyme
10g of fresh oregano
5g of fresh cracked pepper
Virgin olive oil
Any vinegar of your liking (balsamic, white or cider)
A pinch of red-pepper flakes 


Cut the cheese crosswise into 1cm slices, and arrange on a serving platter.

Sprinkle with onion, herbs, and red-pepper flakes.

Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Serve with sliced bread.

Alternatively this can be made as canape?s, by placing a slice of the cheese on a sliced piece of baguette and then adding the onion, herbs, salt, pepper and olive oil to create individual bites.