Savory Feta Cheese
Feta cheese is sprinkled with fresh basil, chives and cracked pepper, topped with lemon slices, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and baked until hot. Serve with crackers.
2 (8-ounce each) blocks feta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or frozen chives
2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
4 (1/4-inch-thick) lemon slices
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Tear off 1 (18 x 12-inch) heavy-duty aluminum foil sheet. Place cheese in center of foil. Sprinkle with basil, chives, and pepper; top with lemon slices. Pour olive oil over cheese. Fold foil to form a packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside packet. Place on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with crackers.
Makes 10 appetizer servings.