1. Place goat cheese, thyme, lemon zest and black pepper in a food processor.
2. Process until combined and smooth.
3. With processor running, drizzle lemon juice and olive oil through the feed tube until incorporated. Add more olive oil if you want a looser consistency.
4. Chill until firm.
5. Serve with pita chips, crackers, baguette slices (toasted or not) or raw vegetables.
Who says appetizers have to be complicated and time consuming to impress your guests? Here's another goat cheese spread appetizer created by Chef Lisa using local products to make a spreadable dip of goat cheese flavored with fresh cracked peppercorns, fresh thyme, lemon zest and olive oil. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices; no cooking required!