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Basil Citrus Goat Cheese.

the party was a lot of fun and I’m so thankful Marc pushed me to go. Our neighborhood is only 17 houses and I now know (almost!) everyone’s name!

We all brought snacks to share and my basil citrus goat cheese was a hit … no leftovers and a few people asked for the recipe. Thought y’all might like this, too. It’s really quick and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand*.

Basil Citrus Goat Cheese
Inspired by this recipe

10-1/2 oz log of goat cheese
1-1/2 T lemon zest
1-1/2 T orange zest
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T blood orange olive oil (not at all necessary, but I had it and it worked well with the other ingredients)
1/3 C olive oil
Plenty of salt & pepper
1/4 C fresh basil, thinly sliced

Assemble a few hours ahead so the flavors blend and the cheese softens. Place the cheese in  a shallow bowl. Make 1/2″ deep cuts, every 3/4″ or so across the top (to make more room for the vinaigrette to sink in).

Blend the zests, garlic, oil and salt & pepper and pour over the cheese. Spread the basil on top.

Serve with crackers or crisps.

*This used the last of my basil, but I still have plenty of rosemary. Thinking maybe a rosemary cranberry mixture for fall?

Holly in her costume!