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Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

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trish555

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!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Reviews

zoomom
118
7/17/2004

This is a beautiful appetizer! 2 suggestions for preparation and presentation: spray PAM on your knife when slicing the cheese (especially the cream cheese) and use a dark colored serving dish. I used white and it would have been prettier on a different colored dish.

AMYCMORE
88
10/26/2005

I make this recipe all the time. My family and friends always ask for it. I use bottled Italian Dressing istead of the oil and seasoning mixture. I just pour the dressing over the cheese, onions, pimento and the parsley. It is much easier and tastes the same if not better.

SARAH7272
70
2/11/2005

This was so good. I used a small cookie cutter to cut the cheddar into small stars and flowers. I out the cream cheese in the freezer for a little while before I cut it and had no problem. Everyone's favorite was the cream cheese it really soaks up the flavor of the marinade. It made for a really pretty presentation. I doubled the marinade and put some in the middle of the platter with a small spoon so they could pour extra onto their cheese.