Goats Cheese with Black Cherries in Kirsch

I thought I'd share with you the starter we had yesterday, as part of our Christmas day dinner. If you've never tried this before then you should give it a go. I not only looks good, is really easy to do and above all tastes yummy!
I used tinned black cherries with a little of the juice and then soaked them in Kirsch which is a cherry liqueur that is clear in colour.
After soaking the cherries in the Kirsch over night, or for at least a couple of hours, heat them gently in a small saucepan. Don't let it boil.
Arrange some salad leaves on a plate.
Now put the goats cheese rounds onto a baking tray. Dab the top of each one with a tiny bit of olive oil - just to help them colour nicely.
Place under a preheated grill for a couple of minutes until they are heated through and only just starting to melt. Keep an eye on them as if they do melt they wont look as nice on the plate.
Spoon the warmed cherries and a some of the Kirsch/cherry juice around and serve immediately.


  1. Your starter so lovely Jan and look yummy for sure...I don't think I can make it like you..

    And thank you so much for your lovely wishes and lovely comment...

    Happy season's greeting.

    Best Wishes,

  2. That looks darling! I'm sure your Christmas dinner was tasty!

  3. Merry christmas Jan...again, the plating here looks awesome.

    With the new year upon us, this calls for you to change the name of your blog...Posh Jan!

  4. That looks easy and delicious Jan!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  5. What a delicious looking starter Jan! I saw on the telly last night that M&S was going to be open at 6 am this morning!! I hope you didn't have to go to work for then!

  6. MMM, Jan, that looks divine!

  7. Greetings from Norway! Merry Christmas! I love the look of those cherries!

  8. What a lovely colourful starter. Looks and sounds delicious.

  9. Looks delicious! Great flavor combination :)

    ~ Jen aka palatetopen.com

  10. This sounds so good! What a nice combo of sweet and savoury!

  11. is looks amazing, Jan! I love the sweet and salty combination here.

  12. Oooh, I love this! I'm having people round for dinner soon and need a no-fuss starter - this looks perfect :)


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