We love Balinese Long Pepper for its unique peppery flavor with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It's a fun addition to a peppercorn blend, but we love it on its own, too--like this simple appetizer. Balinese Long Pepper and Cyprus Flake Salt work together to add a nice salty crunch and complex peppery finish.
8 oz Goat Cheese
1-2 Tbl Balinese Long Pepper, ground
2-3 tsp Cyprus Flake Salt
Line a ramekin with plastic wrap. Press the goat cheese into the ramekin to for a disk. Fold the plastic wrap over the goat cheese and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Unmold and roll the edges of the goat cheese in the ground Balinese Long Pepper. Place on a plate and top with the Cyprus Flake Salt. Pour Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the dish. Serve with plain flatbread or unsalted, unflavored crackers.