01 Jun

Cheese & olive terrine with olive salsa

Recipe by Valli Little,
Photography by Ian Wallace,

Ingredients (serves 6)

* 200g soft goats cheese
* 90ml whole egg mayonnaise
* 200g feta cheese
* 1 tbs powdered gelatine
* 60ml (1/4 cup) hot chicken stock
* 125g pitted black olives, chopped
* 2 tbs chopped fresh chives
* 150ml thickened cream, whipped
* 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped, seeds removed
* 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil
* 20ml (1 tbs) lemon juice


  1. Place the goats cheese, mayonnaise and half the feta in a food processor.
  2. Dissolve gelatine in the hot stock or water, stirring until clear.
  3. Process cheese mixture until smooth, then add the stock mixture. Transfer to a bowl, then crumble in the remaining feta, 80g of the olives and half the chives. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper. Fold through the cream.
  4. Lightly grease a 900ml terrine and line with plastic wrap. Pour in the mixture, pressing down well. Cover with any overhanging plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, place remaining olives and chives and the tomatoes in a bowl. Pour in olive oil and lemon juice and season.
  6. Slice terrine and serve with a little salsa and some rocket leaves, if desired.

Notes & tips: begin this recipe the day before.

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