Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese This is a very colorful and tasty appetizer. Because it has such a stunning presentation, it is a great appetizer for the holidays. I take this to every function and gathering we attend – only because everyone else requests it!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 8 hrs

    TOTAL : 8 hrs 20 mins

    SERVING : 16

    YIELD : 16 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the olive oil, wine vinegar, pimento, parsley, green onion, garlic, sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously to blend. Set aside.

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  • Cut the block of Cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices to form squares. Repeat with cream cheese. Arrange cheese squares alternately in a shallow baking dish with slices standing on edge. You can arrange in a single long row, or 2 parallel rows depending on the size of your dish. Pour the marinade from the jar over the cheese slices, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

  • To serve, remove slices to a serving platter so they are still arranged in an alternating pattern. Spoon some of the extra marinade over the cheese, and serve with crackers.

Per Serving: 169 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 30.1mg; sodium 203.2mg.