Friday, April 01, 2011

Marinated Cheese

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 (2 oz) jar diced pimiento, draned
3 T choppped fresh parsley
3 T minced green onions
3 closves garlic, minced
1 t sugar
3/4 t dried whole basil
1/2 t slat
1/2 t freshly ground pepper
 1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, chilled
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, chilled

combine first 10 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly and shake vigorously.  set marinade mixture aside.  cut block of cheddar cheese in half lengthwise.  cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices; set aside.  repeat with the cream cheese.  arrange cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edge.  pour marinade over cheese slices.  cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours.  transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade.  spoon marinade over cheese slices. serve with crackers

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