Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Marinated Cheese

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1 (2 ounce) bottle diced pimento, drained

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

3 tablespoons minced green onion

3 gloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon dried whole basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (8 ounce) block of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (chilled)

1 (8 ounce) block of Creme Cheese (chilled)

1. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine olive oil, wine vinegar, pimento, parsley, green onion, garlic, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper. Shake vigorously to blend. Set aside

2. Cut block of cheddar cheese lengthwise. Cut cross-wise into 1/4" thick slices; set aside. Repeat procedure with creme cheese. Arrange cheese slices, alternating them in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edge. Pour marinade over cheese slices. Cover and marinate in fridge at least 8 hours.

3. Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs if desired.

** This recipe came from Jason's Aunt Cathy and it is AMAZING!! If you are wanting to impress your guests with a great appetizer, this recipe is a MUST!!!

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