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Appetizers

Smoky goat cheese spread

Smoky goat cheese spread
Mariah Tauger / For The Times

To get to Windrose Farm, travel a winding road through San Luis Obispo County, down a long lane buttressed by oak trees, a field dotted with sheep, and you’ll find an arrangement of farm buildings and a broad one-story house ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes about 2 cups spread
  • 8 to 10 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 dried smoked tomato (an oil-packed sun-dried tomato can be substituted), minced
  • 2 to 3 cloves smoked garlic (roasted garlic cloves can be substituted), minced
  • Scant 1 teaspoon minced rosemary (from one 3-inch piece rosemary)
  • Fresh bread or hearty crackers, for serving

Step 1In a bowl, beat the goat cheese with enough olive oil to make it easy to spread. Fold in the tomato, garlic and rosemary. This spread is best made the day before and brought to room temperature before serving. Serve with bread or crackers.

Note: From Bill and Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farm.

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