Marinated CheeseFrom MOUNTAIN TOP LODGE AT DAHLONEGA
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimentos, drained
3 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
3 Tbsp. minced green onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. dried whole basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 (8oz) block sharp Cheddar cheese, chilled
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
Fresh parsley - optional
Cut blocks of Cheddar and cream cheese in half lengthwise. Cut halves crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices. Arrange cheese slices, alternating, standing on edge, in a shallow baking dish.
Pour mixture in jar over cheese slices. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
Remove cheese slices to a serving platter and spoon marinade from baking dish over slices. If desired, garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve with assorted crackers.