Marinated Cheese

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  • 20 mPrep Time
  • 0 mCook Time
  • 8:20 hReady In
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“If we are not supposed to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”

This is one of my favorite appetizer recipes.  I recently took a platter to my high school reunion potluck and it was well received.  It’s been around for awhile and I believe it appeared in a Southern Living magazine back in 2006.  The important thing to remember is to let the cheese marinate at least for 8 hours …. I typically go for 12 – 16 hours.  Serving this can be a little messy so be sure to provide toothpicks for your guests.



Step by step method

  • 1

    In a jar combine the olive oil, wine vinegar, pimento, parsley, green onion, garlic, sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Cover tightly and shake vigorously to blend. Set aside.

  • 2

    Cut each of the blocks of hard cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices to form squares. Repeat with cold cream cheese. Arrange cheese squares alternately in a 9" x 13" baking dish with slices standing on edge. You can arrange in a single long row, or several 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 8 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 (I prefer Nabisco Sociables).

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