Irish goat’s cheese and wild mushroom terrine

Chef: Kevin Dundon
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 120 mins
Irish goat’s cheese and wild mushroom terrine
The sauteed mushrooms complement the saltiness of the goat's cheese perfectly.

1 tbsp olive oil
3 shallots, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
175g forest mushrooms, chopped (such as chantarelle, oyster and shitake)
225g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled from a log
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 poached pear, quartered and fanned out
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan.

Add the shallots and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes until softened but not coloured.

Add the mushrooms, season generously and continue to saute for 3-4 minutes until tender and all of the excess liquid has evaporated from the pan.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the goat’s cheese with the mustard, parsley and a good grinding of pepper.

Stir gently for a minute or two until some of the goat’s cheese has just started to melt, tossing the pan occasionally.

Be careful not to over cook this or you will end up with a processed cheese type finish.

Transfer the goat’s cheese mixture into a 600ml (1 pint) loaf tin that is lined with cling film.

Leave to cool completely, then cover with more cling film and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight is best to firm up.

To serve, turn the terrine out on to a chopping board and peel away the cling film, then cut into individual slices.

Arrange on serving plates with the fanned out poached pear.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
120 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Starters, Entertaining


Special Info
Gluten free, Nut free, Egg free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

This makes a great picnic basket alternative - add some crusty bread and chutney for a gourmet picnic basket!

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