Marinated Cheese

Serve this interesting cheese appetizer alongside assorted meats and crackers. It’s a crowd pleaser, and the kids will love it too.

Recipe and photograph by Kimme Hargrove

1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 eight-ounce blocks cream cheese (put in freezer to harden a bit)
1 eight-ounce block Monterey Jack cheese
1 eight-ounce block sharp cheddar cheese
Fresh parsley for garnish

Combine first 5 ingredients. Set aside.

Cut all blocks of cheese into ¼-inch strips. Cut each strip in half to form two squares.

In a large dish, assemble like dominoes. Pour marinade over cheese. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Drain, and arrange on a platter in rows. Garnish with parsley.

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