pink peppercorn montrachet

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Hello, Lovelies! I’m heading out to the back yard to plant my herbs! So excited start cooking with fresh herbs again now that the warm weather has finally graced us with it’s presence.

We’re going to be picking up our new arbor today…another fun development in our garden happenings. I think I already told you that the last snow storm pulled our old wooden one down. When we get the new one up I’ll take before and after photos to share with you.

Here’s my latest creation. Oh my gosh. This stuff is SO good. I could hardly believe I made it. And it’s easy! Which is awesome for impromptu gatherings. You could have the ingredients for this around all summer and whip it up in 10 minutes if friends come to call. Just pop open a bottle of vino and voila….magic!

I love good goat cheese (chevre, montrachet.) If you don’t like goat cheese, don’t worry. Cream cheese is a good substitute.

5.5 oz. mild goat cheese

1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

1 teaspoon dried basil

3 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 heaping Tablespoon pink peppercorns

1 baguette, sliced, lightly coated with garlic butter and toasted until golden

Remove goat cheese from packaging and gently roll into a ball. Place ball on the center of a pretty plate. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, basil, olive oil, honey, lemon zest, salt and black pepper. Mix well using a wire whisk or fork. Pour over the goat cheese ball. Sprinkle with the pink peppercorns and serve with toasted garlic baguette. This appetizer is especially wonderful with sauvignon blanc, dry riesling, or pinot grigio.



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  6 comments for “pink peppercorn montrachet

  1. Danielle
    May 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Yum, yum, yum. This looks delicious and what a great recipe to have “in the back pocket” for unexpected guests. Thanks for sharing your creation!

    • Melissa
      May 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Hi there, Danielle! Thanks for visiting 🙂 Yes, it’s always good to have a couple easy “tricks” up your sleeve for unexpected guests. This is one of mine. SO pleased you like the recipe! XOXO ~M

  2. Lj
    February 8, 2014 at 2:16 am

    This recipe looks amazing!!! I am going to try it along with your cracker recipes but substitue the goats cheese for my homemade no fat yoghurt cheese. Really looking forward to reading, sharing and trying your recipes!! I love this blog!!

    • Melissa
      February 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks, LJ! enjoy 🙂

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