Marinated Cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. minced green onions
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-oz. jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 8-oz. block sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8-oz. package cream cheese
  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously to combine.
  2. Set marinade aside.
  3. Cut block of Cheddar cheesein half lengthwise.
  4. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; set aside.
  5. Using a knife dipped in very hot water and wiped dry in between slices, cut the cream cheese into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  6. Arrange cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edges.
  7. Pour the marinade over the cheese slices.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  9. Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade.
  10. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Use cheese forks or toothpicks serve with assorted crackers.