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Herb and Cheese Terrine

close up of a breakfast plate with toast salad and cheese and herb terrines

This Herb Cheese Terrine is a delight to share with the girls, or serve as an entree. Actually, I can think of all sorts of times to share this one.  If you’re looking for something light, this new recipe couldn’t be easier.  I made it in my Thermomix and used the Varoma settings to steam it gently.  Have you ever had a Cheese Terrine?

Varoma with dariole moulds.
Cheese Terrine in moulds

We recently came back from a wonderful holiday on a river cruise. The chef offered to share any of his recipes to the guests. He said, “just ask, and I’ll write them down and send them to your room”. I felt terrible asking, I know how much hard work goes on to produce them. But we were about a week into the trip when this dish was on the menu….

Classes if you are local (Melbourne) or Zooms from anywhere 🙂

“Herb and Cheese Terrine Served With Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Seasonal Salad.”

I needed this one. Something light and tasty, and you know I love cheese.  The waiter told me it’s a cheese they make in the galley and he loves it, so I had to ask for the recipe.

To my surprise, the recipe was typed up and slipped under our door before we got back to our room.  The sad part, it called for an ingredient called Qimiq.  What?  Never heard of it, so after a little research, I find that it’s a milk product that has been chemically altered to make it stable to use in all sorts of recipes.

You can’t get it in Australia at this stage, and it’s pretty much only available to restaurants overseas.  So what’s a girl to do?  Spend 1/2 the night while I’m supposed to be sleeping, coming up with a version that we can make at home?  Yep, that’s what happened. Right, had to write it down to get it out of my head so I could finally go back to sleep. I’m sure that’s not normal.  LOL

Share plate herbed cheese terrine.
Herb Cheese Terrine with a Salad and pickles

It’s so easy, light and delicious; I think you’re going to love it.

herbed cheese terrine for breakfast

Herb and Cheese Terrine

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The Herb and Cheese Terrine is a brilliant recipe to make ahead of time. You can serve it warm or cold, with a salad or on toast, even on a cheese platter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Lunch or entree
Cuisine French
Servings 7
Method Thermomix


  • Thermomix


  • 1 egg
  • 70 g Philly cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt I use pink murry river salt flakes
  • 2 tsp of my Persian Fetta spice blend or you could try an Italian blend?
  • 500 gm of Fresh Ricotta I buy the ones in the baskets at the supermarket they are great value for money or you could make it yourself


  • Please note if you change the times, temperature and quantity of ingredients you will have to adjust the Thermomix recipe to suit
  • Add the egg, Philly, salt and spice blend to the TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds/speed 4
  • Add the butterfly to the TM bowl and weigh in the Ricotta, fold for 10 seconds/speed 2
  • Remove from the TM bowl into dariole moulds (you’ll get 7)
  • Sit them in the top of your Varoma dish
  • Fill the TM bowl up to 1 litre then pop on the lid and place the Varoma on top
  • Set the TM for 20 minutes / Varoma/ speed 3
  • When the time is up, you can serve immediately while warm or pop them in the fridge to chill.

Want to know more?

The recipe for Bec’s spice blend is available at our online store

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