Heat the oven to 350°F. Stir the goat cheese, chopped thyme, and olive oil together in a small bowl until blended. Spread the cheese mixture in a ceramic crock or small gratin dish—no need to get it perfectly even. Drizzle the cheese with a bit more olive oil and top with a few grinds of black pepper. Lay the thyme sprigs on top. Bake the cheese until it's warm and creamy, about 10 minutes.
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