Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Marinated Cheese is a very colorful and tasty appetizer with a great presentation.  Because of its beautiful presentation, it makes a wonderful holiday appetizer to serve your family and friends.  It is a great dish to serve a crowd and this special cheese appetizer always is the first dish to disappear at the buffet table.  All your friends will beg for this outstanding and attractive marinate cheese recipe.  It is delicious as well as beautiful.

This cheese dish does take a while to prepare, but it is worth it.  Give it a try and you will not be sorry!


Marinated Cheese


Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe
Servings: 12 to 16 servings
  • Marinade (see recipe below)
  • 1 (8-ounce) block sharp cheddar cheese, chilled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, chilled*
  • Fresh Parsley sprigs for garnish
  1. Prepare Marinade; set aside.

  2. Cut the block of cheddar cheese in half lengthwise.  Then, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices; set aside.  Repeat the same procedure with the cream cheese.

  3. Arrange the cheddar cheese and cream cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing the slices on their sides.  Pour the prepared Marinade over the cheese slices, cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours.

  4. After refrigerating, transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade.  Spoon marinade over the cheese slices.  Garnish with parsley and serve with assorted crackers.

  5. Makes 12 to 16 serving.

Recipe Notes

* Refrigerating the cream cheese makes for easier slicing.


Marinade Recipe:
  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, parsley, green onion, sugar, basil, salt, pepper, pimento, and garlic. Cover the jar tightly and shake well; set aside until ready to use.

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