Marinated Goat Cheese with Herbs and Spices
Looking for a throw-together app that seems way fancier than it is? Look no further than this gussied-up goat cheese situation.
- 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
- 1 teaspoon allspice berries
- ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
- 2 3-inch strips orange zest
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 baguette, sliced ½ inch thick on a diagonal
Gently break goat cheese into large pieces; arrange in a serving bowl. Let sit at room temperature while you infuse oil.
Crush allspice and coriander with the flat side of a chef’s knife. Place in a small saucepan along with garlic, orange zest, bay leaves, star anise, oil, and red pepper flakes. Cook over low, swirling pan occasionally, until garlic is golden, 15–20 minutes. Pour over goat cheese. Let sit until cool, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange bread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until golden brown around the edges, 5–8 minutes.
Sprinkle marinated goat cheese with flaky salt and serve with toast.
Do Ahead: Goat cheese can be marinated 3 hours ahead. Store lightly covered at room temperature.