Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

From inthekitchenwithkath.com

(Adapted from a recipe in Gourmet Weekday: All-Time Favorite Recipes) 


Serves 4


½ cup assorted olives (pitted, if you prefer)

3 thyme sprigs

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 (4-ounce) fresh goat cheese medallion


For serving:

Crackers or baguette slices


1. Put the olives, thyme sprigs, olive oil, lemon zest, and black pepper into a small saucepan and heat over low heat until it’s warm and fragrant. Do not boil.

2. Let the olive mixture cool off, and then pour over the cheese in a small serving dish.