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Marinated Caña de Cabra (Spanish Goat Cheese)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Resting Time: 15 mins

Marinated Caña de Cabra aka Spanish Goat Cheese. Easy and stunning marinated cheese dish perfect for parties or date night!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bucheron appetizer, cana de cabra, cheeseboard, goat cheese appetizer, marinated goat cheese, marinated spanish goat cheese
Servings: 10
Calories: 119 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
4.5 from 4 votes
Marinated Cana de Cabra Spanish Goat Cheese with a slice cut out on top of a water cracker
  • .75 pounds Caña de Cabra (Spanish Goat Cheese)
  • 1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup parsley leaves packed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika plus more for the rinds
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • crusty bread or crackers for serving
  1. Gather ingredients. Unwrap the cheese and allow the cheese to sit out for 15 to 20 minutes so it softens a bit. This will allow the topping to adhere easier.

    ingredients to make cana de cabra. salt in a ceramic salt hog, rounds of cheese, mas jar of sliced almonds, small mason jar of smoked paprika, pepper mil, fresh parsley and large bottle of olive oil
  2. Place some smoked paprika on a flat plate. 

    Use your fingers to spread some smoked paprika over the rind until it is lightly coated. Note that the beautiful red color of the smoked paprika becomes a bit more vibrant as it sits on the rind so don't go overboard.

  3. Combine almonds, parsley leaves, smoked paprika, sea salt, black pepper and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor.

    Pulse until coarsely but evenly chopped. 

    Transfer mixture to a flat plate. Grab goat cheese medallion and gently pat some of the almond mixture onto the top and bottom of the cheese. You want a thin, but even layer on each cheese medallion.

    combining almonds, spanish paprika, parsley leaves, olive oil and spices in the bowl of a food processor
  4. Continue with remaining rounds, refrigerate and allow to set for at least 2 to 3 hours before serving. 

    Remove from refrigerator at least 20 minutes before serving.

    Serve with crusty bread, crackers or crips veggies and Enjoy!


The nutrition information doesn't include bread, crackers or crisp veggies as that can vary greatly on what you serve this with!

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Caña de Cabra (Spanish Goat Cheese)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 42mg1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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