Marinated Cheese

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If you’re looking for a great appetizer to help ring in the New Year, you must give this one a try!  This recipe was buried deep in “the pile” when I stumbled upon it.  It was from a 2006 issue of Southern Living magazine.

I made this recipe for a family get together and it was devoured!  What an elegant but easy appetizer! My favorite part was that I could make everything the day before — and you know how I love a recipe that can be made ahead of time!

Here’s a tip:  I found that the cream cheese was easier to slice if I stuck it in the freeze for 30 minutes or so.

The cheese looked so festive arranged on the platter!  I served it with whole-grain crackers and kielbasa. Mmmmm!  Perfection!

What’s your favorite easy appetizer?

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5 thoughts on “Marinated Cheese”

  1. Christina, just one note: if marinating for that length of time or longer, make sure to NOT use a metal baking dish… The acidic nature of vinegar/Italian dressing can react with &/or damage the pan & affect the flavor of the cheese.

    BTW, you’ve just given me another easy & delicious treat for my sister’s baby shower. THANX again!!!

  2. Found this recipe via Life as Mom and it looks super easy and delish. We usually have a nice shindig for my birthday in March, and I’m thinking this would make an excellent addition. Thanks for the idea!

  3. I have made this recipe during the holiday’s for several years. To make it a little simpler you can substitute Italian dressing in the bottle vs. making your own. Also, I spread the spreadable cream cheese with onion and chives in between the two cheeses when layering on the platter. It is absolutely delicious and goes fast.

    • Great suggestions, Charla! Thanks so much for sharing. I think I’ll give them a try this weekend!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back soon! 🙂


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