Mt. Vikos Baked Goat Cheese With Tomatoes and Olives


2 logs (8 oz) Mt Vikos Goat Cheese

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ cup grated Parmesan

1 egg

1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves

¾ tsp. black pepper, divided

Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise

1 tpsp. extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp. sea salt

4 basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons

1 baguette, cut into thin slices

2 garlic cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl combine goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan, egg, thyme, ½ teaspoon pepper, and lemon zest. Beat until very smooth, spread in a baking dish, and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together tomatoes, olives, oil, salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. When the dip is finished baking, top with tomato mixture and basil.