Category Archives: Cheese

Goat cheese pâté

A nice savoury spread for bread or crackers, this can be made in about 5 minutes.

8 oz fresh soft goat cheese
2 tbsp finely diced kalamata olives
2 tbsp sundried tomatoes, finely diced
2 tbsp chopped herbs

Cream together goat cheese with olives and sundried tomatoes
Roll into a log and coat with pepper and chopped herbs
Allow to set in the refrigerator for at least an hour
Serve with fresh bread or crackers

Cranberry Baked Brie

1 cup cranberry chutney
500g wheel Brie


1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cold water

Place flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl
Add butter, and mix in with your fingers until mealy
Add water, knead lightly, cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes
Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured board to a circle18 inches in diameter
Place pastry in a pie pan (it will hang over the edges by 4 inches on each side)
Place wheel of Brie in the centre
Top with chutney, spreading to make a layer evenly covering the Brie
Fold the pastry up around the Brie, and tuck into place over the top.
Bake for 45 minutes, until pastry is golden brown
Cool for 1/2 hour before serving