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Marinated Cheese Appetizer

INGREDIENTS
1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL
1/2 CUP WHITE WINE VINEGAR
3 TBSP CHOPPED PARSLEY
2 TBSP GREEN ONIONS, MINCED
1 TSP SUGAR
3/4 TSP DRIED BASIL
1/2 TSP SALT
1/2 TSP PEPPER
3 CLOVES GARLIC, MINCED
1 (2 ounce) JAR DICED PIMENTOS, DRAINED
1 (8 ounce) BLOCK SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 (8 ounce) PACKAGE CREAM CHEESE, CHILLED

 

PREPARATION
Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously. Cut the block of cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices and set aside. Do the same with the cream cheese.

Stand cheese slices on edge in a shallow dish, alternating types of cheese. Pour marinade over cheese. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours. Spoon marinade over top again before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

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