This is an incredibly simple gift to make- yet it looks wonderfully luxurious, and will please anyone who receives it this Christmas. Oh, and while you’re at it- remember to make a jar for yourself!
To serve: The herbs and olive oil impart a wonderful flavour to the goats cheese; serve with a green salad or spread on a slice of crusty bread.
Makes 2 cups
Approximately 300g firm, fresh goats cheese, whole or in pieces
12 black peppercorns
4 fresh or dried bay leaves
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
450ml olive oil
Put all the ingredients into a dry, sterilized jar large enough for the cheese to be covered with the oil; make sure the cheese is not too tightly packed.
Let the cheese marinate for a week before eating.
Store in a cool, dark place.
The cheese will keep for 1 to 2 months.