Castella Imports

Terrine of Layered Goat Cheese and Olives with Fresh Thyme

Ingredients

½ lb  Fresh goat cheese  
½ cup Milk or heavy cream as needed  
⅔ cup Castella Green Pitted Olives, rinsed, and chopped  
⅔ cup Castella Pitted Kalamata Olives, chopped
2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, minced

Method

  1. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese and ½ cup milk or cream and mix to make a smooth, rather light spread. If it is too dense, add more milk or cream.  
  2. Evenly spread about ⅓ of the cheese mixture in a glass terrine or bowl. It should be about 1 inch deep.
  3. Spread the green olives evenly over the surface in a layer about ½ inch deep.
  4. Top with half the remaining cheese mixture and then the black olives.  
  5. Finally, spread the remaining cheese mixture over the black olives, and sprinkle the surface with the thyme. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 6 hours.  
  6. Serve with crisp cracker bread or with slices cut from a baguette or other sturdy country loaf.          

Courtesy of:  Olives, Anchovies, and Capers by Georgeanne Brennan