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Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

Hand dipping bread in jar with herb marinated goat cheese with cutting board on counter and loaf of bread

Needing a quick appetizer using items already in your pantry? Enjoy this marinated goat cheese that is sure to please a crowd. While herbalists know solar-infused herbal oils are a lovely way to extract botanical goodness for an array of herbal preparations, an infused oil made on the stovetop works well in a pinch.

Below are some combos that were absolutely delicious when marinated with tangy cheese and our lusciously smooth organic extra virgin olive oil. Feel free to experiment with whatever spices you have on hand!

Whole cardamom and star anise and dried turmeric in mortar with pestle on counter

Marinated Goat Cheese Recipes 






  1. Lightly crush spices with a mortar and pestle.
  2. Put spices in a frying pan on very low heat with the olive oil and stir.
  3. Heat for 15-30 minutes, checking regularly to ensure spices are not burning.
  4. When oil is infused with herby flavor, remove spices with a strainer or cheesecloth and compost.
  5. Pour warm oil over goat cheese and let sit until cool, about 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with flake salt and serve with a crusty bread.


Looking for More Ways to Infuse Oils?

Check Out Our Easy How-To Guide! 


Hand around pestle using mortar and pestle to crush whole spices for marinated goat cheese

Topics: Cooking with Herbs Recipes, All Recipes


Written by Raychel on November 16, 2017

Raychel, Marketing Director, originally hails from the Midwest but has been calling Oregon her home for more than a decade. When she isn’t speaking at events, writing articles for our new catalogs, or leading our marketing team, she can be found adventuring in the outdoors, foraging for wild mushrooms, fermenting fresh veggies in her kitchen, or hanging out with her hubby and sweet rescue dogs.