Saturday, June 16, 2012

Marinated Cheese

This a recipe from Southern Living from years ago.  It is a great appetizer for a cocktail party.  The cheese soaks in the Italian dressing and gives it great flavor.  The green onions and pimentos give it a pop of color.  Enjoy!
  • 1 pack of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
  • ½ C. olive oil
  • ¼ C. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ T. sugar
  • 2 T. water
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar of pimentos, diced
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese
  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients by whisking together, then set aside
  2. Cut each of the cheeses horizontally, then cut each of the 6 blocks into ¼ inch slices
  3. Make little cheese sandwiches with a slice of cheddar on one side, a slice of Monterey Jack on the other side and  the cream cheese in the middle
  4. Lay the cheese in a rectangular glass dish with 3 or 4 rows of cheese
  5. Cover with the dressing and refrigerate overnight
  6. Serve the next day with assorted crackers and a small fork or tongs to grab the cheese stacks
Tips and Tricks:
  • I serve this with Wheat Thins and Sociables.
  • I don’t recommend using the 1/3 less fat cream cheese for this recipe.  It is too soft when slicing and doesn’t hold up as well.

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