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Marinated Cheese Recipe

Create a quick and easy appetizer that satisfies any cheese lover. Our marinated cheese recipe features three kinds of cheese in a white wine vinegar marinade.

Yesterday, we shared a delicious cocktail recipe. Since you already have the drinks covered, why not serve an appetizer as well?

For today’s post, we’re sharing our marinated cheese recipe. Two kinds of cheddar cheese along with cream cheese marinated in a tangy vinaigrette.

Shall we get started?

The finished marinated cheese served on a colorful rectangular plate.

How to make marinated cheese?

First, use your knife and cutting board to slice up all three cheese varieties.

You want to cut them in one (1) inch squares that are about a fourth (1/4) of an inch thick.

The cheeses cut into small squares on a cutting board.

Next, place the squares of cheese on a serving platter with a rim or into a bowl.

You can put the squares into a decorative pattern if you like. Take a look at the photo below.

The cheese squares arranged on a platter with tall rim.

After that, grab a large glass measuring cup or bowl and start making the marinade.

Pour in the olive oil, white wine vinegar, chopped parsley, diced pimentos, sliced green onions, minced garlic, dried basil, salt, and pepper.

Vinegar, oil, and other ingredients in a glass measuring cup.

Now, use your whisk to blend the ingredients into a vinaigrette for your marinated cheese. Then, carefully pour the marinade over the cheese.

The marinade has been poured over the cheese before serving.

Last, serve the cheese right away with crackers or toasted bread. Or, you can cover it and store it in your fridge and let it marinate for an hour before serving.

That’s it, your marinated cheese recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the snack and we wish you all the best 🙂

The marinated cheese on a platter showing the colorful recipe.

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The marinade has been poured over the cheese before serving.

Marinated Cheese Recipe

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Serings



  • 8 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese (cut into small squares)
  • 8 Ounces White Cheddar Cheese (cut into small squares)
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese (cut into small squares)

White Wine Marinade

  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 Ounces Pimentos (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove (minced or pressed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil (dried or fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper (optional)


  • Cut both of the cheddar cheeses and the cream cheese into 1-inch x 1-inch pieces about ¼ inch thick. Arrange them on a rimmed edge serving platter in an alternating pattern beginning with a row of white cheddar, then a row of yellow cheddar, followed by cream cheese, then repeat until all the cheese has been used. Set aside.
  • In a measuring cup, bowl, or jar with a lid, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, parsley, pimentos, green onions, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the marinade over the cheese. Serve with your favorite crackers, veggie slices, or toasted bread. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) ounce of the marinated cheese. Actual calories will vary. The dish can be stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, for up to three (3) days.


Serving: 1Ounces | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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