Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Delicious sounding! How can you go wrong with cheese and olives?! Kasseri is a greek cheese made from either sheep's or goat's milk; it has a sharp, salty flavor and a cheddar-like texture. Taken from BH&Gardens Holiday Appetizers 1999 and posted for ZWT.
- 2⁄3 cup kalamata olive (pitted and quartered)
- 12 ounces kasseri cheese (or scamorze cheese)
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh oregano
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- French bread, apple slices or cracker
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees; cut cheese into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Layer cheese in the bottom of a shallow 1-quart quiche dish or a 9-inch pie plate, overlapping if necessary.
- Toss together the olives, oregano, garlic, and red pepper.
- Sprinkle over the cheese.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese just begins to melt.
- Serve immediately on bread, apples, or crackers; rewarm cheese as needed.
I was so excited to find Kasseri cheese in my small town grocery yesterday. Couldn't wait to make this. It was as good as I thought it would be. I used a Greek olive mix that I found in the deli section and so just started chopping away. I made a small ramekin for just me and spread this on some roasted garlic french bread. Did I say yummy?! Thanks for sharing alli. Made for ZWT9.
Yummy salty cheesy goodness! DH was looking for a quick appy to snack on while he was watching the World Cup, and I just happened to have a package of Kasseri cheese in the fridge. I only had a 6 ounce package of the cheese, so I halved the recipe and baked it in my little toaster oven thingie. The Kasseri gets kind of oily when it melts, so I just mopped up the excess at the edges of the pan with a paper towel before serving it. We used crackers with this, but I would like to try it again with some warm flatbread instead (it was good with Club crackers, but a little too rich, so I think it would be even better on something a little less buttery). Sorry, I didn't get a photo, because I didn't want to give DH a pan full of cold melted cheese. Thanks for posting :)! Made for The Queens of Quisine for ZWT6 Family Picks
Soooo good! Luckily we have many ethnic markets in our areas so I was able to get the kasseri cheese, and loved it! I think the fresh oregano is essential here, same with the fresh garlic. We served with crusty sour dough and apples. Thanks so much, Alli. Made for ZWT 6.