Saturday, December 13, 2008

Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

3 T. chopped fresh parsley

3 T. minced green onions

1 t. sugar

3/4 t. dried basil

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

3 garlic cloves, minced(I use my Pampered Chef Garlic Press-love that thing!!)

1 2oz. jar pimientos, drained

1 8oz. block sharp cheddar cheese, chilled

1 8oz. package cream cheese, chilled

Combine 1st ten ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well. Slice cheese in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Repeat with cream cheese. Stand cheese on its side in a flat bottomed dish(I use a long, rectangular Glad container), alternating cheeses. Pour marinade over the top of cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to use, transfer cheese to a platter, spoon marinade over top. Enjoy with crackers.

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!! It is so good and great because you make it the night before. The other dish in the photo(pitiful picture, I know) is my Artichoke Dip. Both of these recipes come from Southern Living Ultimate Appetizers.


Leigh Ann said...

That looks lovely and delcious! I will be making that for my celebrations, thanks for sharing.
Will it keep if I make it 2 days ahead? I love the tiered serving dish also!
Leigh Ann

Joanna said...

Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I have a Pampered Chef garlic press, too! What would we do without those things? Have stinky fingers!!! Your recipe looks fabulous! I will have to try it!:) Lori

TiffanyB said...

YUMMY!!! Thanks for posting this for husband waits with bated breath!

Michelle said...

That sounds wonderful...Thanks

Jaime said...

That stuff is so wonderful! It's beautiful really! :)

Thanks for making it so I could try it! You're welcome back to my home anytime...just bring the marinated cheese!