MARINATED ITALIAN CHEESE RING

 

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  • Servings: 6-8
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Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese
  • 1 - 10 oz. Pkg. Cracker Barrel Sharp White Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 C. Pitted Black Olives, drained
  • 1/3 C. Pimiento Stuffed Green Olives, drained
  • 1/4 C. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 C. Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 T. Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 T. Chopped Fresh Basil or 1 t. Dried Basil
  • 2 T. Chopped Pimiento
  • Baguette French Bread

Directions

  • Cut cream cheese in half, vertically; then slice each section into 1/4-inch slices. Slice Vermont cheese into 1/4-inch slices. Alternate cheeses, pressing one against the other, to form a ring on a serving dish.
  • Mix together black and green olives and place in center of ring.
  • Combine vinegar, olive oil, crushed garlic, parsley and basil. Pour mixture over cheese ring and olives. Sprinkle chopped pimiento over top of ring.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate overnight or at least 8 hours. Serve as an appetizer with sliced baguette bread.

Notes

I won an honorable mention in a Taste Of Home Cooking School contest and it was featured in the magazine. Everytime I make this for a party, I always have requests for the recipe. Try it.....you'll love it.

Categories: Appetizer 

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