1.Break up and mix the goat cheese with the black pepper in a medium bowl. Divide into 24 pieces, about 2 tsp. each and roll into balls. 2.Combine the pecans, lemon zest and parsley in a medium bowl until well blended. Roll the goat cheese balls in the pecan mixture. Arrange on a serving platter. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Take them out 15 minutes before serving so they soften a little and drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired.