This recipe incorporates one of our favorite store olive oils:
The La Cultivada premium EV olive oil from Spain is 100% organic. Enjoy this exquisite oil over salads and grilled vegetables, or simply as a dip for crusty artisan bread. Certified organic by S.C. CAAE.
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- 1 pound Idiazabal cheese ( or other high quality semi-soft smoked sheep cheese) , cut in to 3/4-inch cubes
- 3/4 c La Cultivada Organic Quintaesencia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 24 whole black peppercorns
Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix with a rubber spatula to combine. Cover with plastic and let marinate at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours, mixing occasionally. Serve at room temperature with tooth picks and crusty bread for dipping in the oil.
Recipe from Serious Eats