This Mediterranean-inspired appetizer tray is easy to assemble and has something for everyone to nibble before dinner. The goat feta cheese takes just a few minutes and can be served with crackers or thinly sliced baguette. This tray makes a nice light dinner too, when paired with a salad…which is exactly what we had for dinner after we took the photos.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword feta, goat cheese
Baked Goat Feta
6-8ouncesgoat milk fetaI use Redwood Hill Farm, or the best feta you can find
2tablespoonsof olive oil
1-2tablespoonsof fresh herbssuch as parsley, oregano, thyme, or mint
A sprinkle of red pepper flakesoptional
The Rest of the Appetizer Tray
6ouncessliced Prosciutto or Specksmoked Prosciutto
1jarmarinated Mediterranean olives
1small bowl of raw almonds
1bunchgrapeswashed and clipped into small clusters
A selection of rice crackerswheat crackers or thinly sliced baguette
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place feta in a baking dish just big enough to hold the cheese. Drizzle with olive oil, herbs, and red pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese it hot. It won’t really melt, but will get soft.
While the cheese is baking, arrange all of your other ingredients on a platter or tray. When the cheese is done, place in a small dish, pour the olive oil from the dish (or a little extra) and herbs over the top and serve.