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White glass dish containing orange and white marinated cheese topped with parsley, pimentos and garlic.
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5 from 8 votes

Marinated Cheese

This Marinated Cheese recipe is the perfect appetizer! Marinated is the most decadent ingredients, this cheese soaks of the flavor the longer it marinates! Serve with your favorite crackers or celery!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons minced green onions
  • ¾ teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 2 ounce jar jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 8 ounces block of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese


  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly, and share vigorously. Set aside.
  • Cut cheddar cheese in half-length wise, then cut crosswise into ¼ inch slices. Set aside. Repeat with cream cheese.
  • Arrange cheese slices alternating in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edges. 
  • Pour marinade over cheese slices, cover and marinate in fridge at least 8 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, celery or french baguette! 


Calories: 193kcal