6-12ozgoats gouda or aged gouda, about 2 oz per person old amsterdam was used in this recipe
6-12 ozolive oil use ~1 oz per 1 oz of cheese
sprigs of fresh thyme 1 medium sprig per 2 oz. of cheese
2-3 garlic cloves, sliced or lightly crushed
peel of one large lemon peel 1 strip per serving of cheese
sprigs of fresh oregano 1 medium sprig per 2 oz. of cheese
Cube cheese into large heat proof container with a lid. Or place cubes of cheese directly into individual serving jars or glasses. Just make sure to cover with a lid.
Heat method: Place olive oil, garlic, thyme and lemon peels into a medium sauce pan. Heat over low heat for 15-25 minutes. The oil should be very aromatic and peels should be shrivled. Remove from heat and cool 10-15 minutes before pouring on top of the cheese.Pour infused oil on top of cheese. Evenly distribute the herbs, lemon peel and garlic into each serving container. Marinate for at least 1-2 hours. Bring to room temperature 30 minutes before serving.
Chill method: Place sprigs of herbs, lemon peel and garlic cloves evenly into the serving containers of cheese. Pour enough oil to mostly cover the cubes of cheese. Chill in the fridge 8-12 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.