Vine-leaf Cheese Parcels

This Greek style treat is so easy and quick to make. The smooth soft goat’s cheese is tasty when eaten on it’s own or with salad or rice.
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 4 mins
Total time: 19 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Mid-price


    • 8 vine leaves in brine, or see tip (right)
    • 4 x 120g slices of goat’s cheese, with rind on, or see tip
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced, optional
    • Handful of fresh oregano leaves
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Lemon wedges, to serve


    1. Put 2 vine leaves, overlapping each other at angles, on a work surface. Place a slice of cheese in the centre, sprinkle with garlic, if using, oregano and pepper. Fold leaves over to make a parcel, enclosing the cheese.
    1. Brush parcels with oil and put them on the barbecue, or griddle, for about 4 mins. Turn them over and cook them for a few more mins, until they feel squidgy as the cheese melts. Serve straight

Nutritional information per portion

fat 34.0g saturates 22.0g calories 480(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.