Thursday, July 23, 2009

Foodie Friday, Marinated Cheese

Today is Foodie Friday! It is hosted by Designs by Gollum. Be sure to go by and see all of the participants of this most Tasty day of the week!

This is one of my favorite appetizer's, It's so simple but it looks like you took hours preparing it! But it didn't. Though you dont have to tell anyone that!
Cheese. It's my weakness. Take your sweets, give me a hunk of cheese and leave me be. I am a happy girl.
Remember the Seinfled episode, Summer of George, where he equates happiness and freedom with a block of cheese the "size of a wagon wheel". I relate. And so today's recipe....
Marinated Cheese

1/2 cup(s) olive oil
1/2 cup(s) white wine vinegar
3 tablespoon(s) (chopped fresh) parsley
3 tablespoon(s) (minced) green onions
1 teaspoon(s) sugar
3/4 teaspoon(s) (dried) basil
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
3 clove(s) garlic, minced
1 jar(s) (2-oz.) pimiento, drained
1 block(s) (8-oz. sharp) Cheddar cheese
1 ounce(s) (8-oz. package) cream cheese

Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously to combine. Set marinade aside.
Cut block of Cheddar cheesein half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; set aside. Using a knife dipped in very hot water and wiped dry in between slices, cut the cream cheese into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Arrange cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edges. Pour the marinade over the cheese slices. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Use cheese forks; serve with assorted crackers.


Bama Belle said...

scrumptious! I am making this WOW!

Really Rainey said...

Those look like pretty little presents! Mmmmm! Have a wonderful weekend!
~Really Rainey~

heartnsoulcooking said...

Your Marinated Cheese look so DELISH. THANKS!!! for sharing a GREAT!!! recipe. Geri

squawmama said...

Leigh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cheese and we do a lot of happy hours so this will be a huge hit I am sure... You come up with some great recipes! Have a cheese filled day my friend...


Mary said...

What a wonderful recipe for an appetizer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Lori E said...

Are you serious? Cheese filled with cheese? Why haven't I thought of this sooner.
You are my new hero.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I think this marinade would work with other cheeses, too (maybe mozzarella?) Yum.

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, one of my friends makes this for all our functions and now I have the recipe. Mwah ha ha ha.


imjacobsmom said...

Hey, this is a really cool appetizer! I am so doing this! ~ Robyn

Patti said...

These are so creative....I will attempt to prepare these for my next party!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Gotta save this one. Look yummmmmy!