Buttonwood Farm Winery's Chevre with Oregano and Garlic

The appetizing aroma of fresh garlic and oregano will whet your appetite for a creamy goat cheese spread perfect for an appetizer course with crackers, or for a cheese course.

Servings: 4–8

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Pair With: The Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard 2011 Zingy.

Source: Recipe courtesy Seyburn Zorthian of Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard; photo by Tama Takahashi


2 cups or 16 ounces plain fresh goats’ milk cheese (chevre)
1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves, firmly packed
1 - 4 cloves (depending on your preference) pressed or finely chopped garlic
1/2 - 1 cup olive oil (again, depending on preference)
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



Reserve a few oregano leaves. Blend the rest of the oregano, 1 chopped clove of garlic, the chevre, lemon juice and 1/2 cup of olive oil in a food processor until ground and integrated. Taste, blend in the rest of the olive oil and more garlic if desired. Spread the mixture out on an attractive plate and garnish with the sprinkling of fresh oregano leaves. Depending on the amount of olive oil used in the spread, a little extra drizzled on top is a pretty addition.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers.