Ingredients for Cheese in Olive Oil
- Mozzarella or feta sheep / cow cheese to taste
- Olive oil to taste
- Red pepper / pepper mixture to taste
- Chili flakes to taste
- Greens (rosemary / thyme / basil / mint / oregano) to taste
- Olives to taste
- Hot peppers in pods to taste
- Dried tomatoes to taste
- Pumpkin / sunflower seeds to taste
- Garlic to taste
- Main Ingredients
Glass jars with lids, a kitchen knife, cutting board, tablespoon.
Cooking cheese in olive oil:
Step 1: prepare the cheese.
Cheese can be taken in several types, it is only better to harvest them in different banks.
As for slicing. Mini mozzarella in balls can not be cut at all, leave it like that, but cut a large piece into cubes with sides 2-3 centimeters.
With feta in the same way, just cut it into cubes 2-3 centimeters.
Step 2: prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Rinse all prepared herbs and cut into small pieces, but do not grind.
Rinse olives or olives so that you do not choose, cool with running water from brine.
You can add sun-dried tomatoes to the cheese, this is not necessary, but it will definitely make your snack more tasty.
Cut hot pepper into rings, you can leave the seeds if you want to make the cheese and butter spicy.
Use extra virgin olive oil.
Step 3: pickle the cheese in olive oil.
When all the ingredients are ready, do not forget about the jars, they should be clean and sterilized, as well as lids for them.
Put the pieces of cheese in jars mixed with spices, olives, tomatoes and herbs. Shake the jars from time to time to distribute the spices well.
At the end, fill everything with olive oil, close tightly and put in the refrigerator for at least one to two weeks so that the cheese and butter are saturated with the aromas and taste of spices and seasonings.
If you need to get pickled cheese faster, fill it with hot olive oil, close, cool to room temperature, and then put it in the refrigerator. You can definitely try such an appetizer in a couple of days.
Step 4: serve the cheese in olive oil.
Cheese in olive oil is a fragrant snack in the first place, and only then a component of salads and sandwiches. Even just dragging pieces of cheese from a jar is very tasty. Give it a try.
Enjoy your meal!
- When you eat all the cheese, use the remaining spiced oil to make salads. You can even leave a couple of slices of cheese in butter and mash it with a fork, then you will get a wonderful salad dressing.
- If you have children in your house, try to make the cheese less spicy and peppered.