You can serve this as a starter, a snack or ingredient of a party buffet. What I love about this dish is its simplicity, and the combination of sweet and savory flavors. Perfect with a slice of homemade walnut bread. —Sabine
2-3 as a starter
soft goat cheese
hard cheese, e.g. Gruyère, Comté, finely grated
pine nuts, roasted and chopped
dried cranberries, chopped (+ 2 for decoration)
of freshly ground black pepper
In This Recipe
Roast pine nuts in a pan at low to medium heat until slightly golden (no addition of oil/fat needed; takes about 10 min)
Coarsely chop pine nuts and cranberries.
Pick leaflets from 4-5 thyme sprigs.
Grate the hard cheese finely.
Combine hard and goat cheese in a bowl, then blend in other ingredients using a fork or spoon.
Form a ball or place mixture into a small baking mould or other dish layered with foil. Cool in refrigerator for at least half an hour.
Turn baking mould/dish upside-down an decorate cheese with remaining thyme sprigs and cranberries. Serve with Grissini breadsticks, baguette or homemade walnut bread..