Starter Recipe with Goat’s Cheese

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Goat cheese blends with walnuts, garlic, filo pastry and more, to make this mouthwatering starter recipe. If you want to show off your goat’s cheese, make this and everyone will go crazy for it.


  • 250g (1/2 lb) finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Pinch of white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 sheets of filo pastry
  • 25g (1 oz) melted butter
  • 50g (2 oz) chopped walnut pieces
  • 140g (6 oz) goat’s cheese, cut horizontality
  • Ground black pepper
  • Thyme sprigs, to tie filo parcels


  1. In a heavy based pan heat half of the oil
  2. Add garlic, onions, pinch of sugar
  3. Stir, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes
  4. Leave mixture to cool
  5. Preheat oven to 200C (400F)
  6. Mix butter and oil in a pan
  7. Take half a sheet of filo pastry and brush with oil mixture
  8. Place more sheets on top at angles to one another, creating a star shape
  9. Place some onion mix in the center, sprinkle some walnuts and one half of the goats cheese
  10. Season with pepper
  11. Gather the edges of the filo pastry, pinch together and enclose mixture like a parcel, tie with a thyme sprig to secure
  12. Place the parcels on a non stick baking sheet, brush with the oil and bake for 10-15 minutes
  13. Serve immediately