Trust me when I tell you, this is one of the easiest apps to make the night before and take to a party or throw out for guests. It’s always a crowd pleaser, and appears more fancy than it really is! Here is our Recipe for Mediterranean Goat Cheese Terrine!
If it were summer, I’d say go grab some fresh basil and whip up your own pesto for this recipe, but let’s be honest – time is tight around the holidays and no one will know the difference. go for the pre-packaged pesto and sun dried tomatoes.
You can really create any shape you want by using a specific dish for your mold. Mrs. TG brought the Pampered Chef Small Batter Bowl to our household when we got married, and I’ve found that it’s a great size and shape for this recipe!
Mediterranean Goat Cheese Terrine
- 1/4 c. pine nuts, toasted
- 10 oz. goat cheese at room temp.
- 1/4 c. heavy cream
- Small jar pesto
- Small jar sun dried tomatoes in oil
- Olive oil for garnish
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Bread, crackers, or veggies for serving
Line your mold or bowl with plastic wrap (I used two pieces crossed over each other). Make sure the wrap extends outside of the bowl so you can wrap the top.
In a different bowl, mix goat cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper together to get a smooth mixture (add more heavy cream if necessary).
Spoon about 1/3 of the cheese mixture into the mold and press down with a spoon. Add a few spoonfuls of pesto (enough to cover the cheese layer). Press another layer of cheese in, then add a layer of sun dried tomatoes. Top with the final layer of cheese.
Wrap the plastic over the top of the mold, press down to make a flat surface, and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour, and up to overnight.
When ready to serve, open the plastic wrap and pull it away from the edges of your mold. Place a serving plate over the top of the bowl, and flip the entire thing over to let the terrine sit on the plate. Peel away the plastic wrap and top with a drizzle of olive oil and 1/4 c. pine nuts.
This is great served with crackers, bread or veggies. Any leftovers make a great omelette filling the next day, too!
Hope you enjoyed our Recipe for Mediterranean Goat Cheese Terrine!