Very popular around Mary's part of the country in Southern Louisiana
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp minced green onions (chilled)
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 (2 oz) jar diced pimento (drained)
1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (chilled)
Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake vigorously. Set aside. Cut block of cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4" thick slices and set aside. Repeat with cream cheese. Stand cheese slices up in a shallow dish, alternating type of cheese. Pour marinade over the cheeses slices. Cover and let marinate in refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
Transfer rows of marinated cheese to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Garnish if desired with fresh parsley. Serve with assorted crackers.
Originally posted 1/11/08
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