Made these for my roommate's bday a few weeks ago and they are delish.
Goat cheese rounds
6 oz soft goat cheese, 3-4 inches in diameter
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
1 tsp cracked black pepper
10 black olives, pitted, coarsely chopped (kalamata)
Slice the cheese in half horizontally so that it is about 3/4 inches thick. Place in rounds in a shallow dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, thyme, pepper, and olives until well blended. Pout over goat cheese and marinate. Refrigerate for 2 hours to 1 week. Before serving, let warm to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Serve with crostini, crackers or sliced baguette.
-green onion, chopped finely
-crushed basil and fennel seeds
-finely chopped sundried tomatoes
And for FAR, some good old interspecies goat love: