• 1/2 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups red grapes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 log fresh goat cheese, cold


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Toast walnuts on baking sheet 8 minutes, transfer walnuts to plate.
  4. On the same baking sheet, toss grapes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until skins are bursting and wrinkled. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Slice goat cheese into 1/4-inch-thick round; place on serving dish.
  7. Pour remaining olive oil on top; let sit while grapes roast.
  8. Place grapes and thyme sprigs, chopped walnuts and remaining salt over cheese.
  9. Serve with toasted French bread, if you prefer.