Marinated Cheese Appetizer

Marinated Cheese Appetizer

Marinated Cheese Appetizer


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 dash salt (to taste)
  • 1 dash black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed


  • Cut cheddar cheese and cream cheese into 1/4 inch slices, then again in half.
  • Using a small dish with a little bit of an edge, place cheese slices on end alternating between cheddar and cream cheese slices.
  • Make the marinade by combining sugar, basil, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, pimento, parsley, onion and garlic.
  • Pour marinade over cheese, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Take out of the refrigerator about 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with sliced baguettes or triscuits (low-salt).


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