Marinated Christmas Cheese! It’s a Thing.

It’s time to make this the merriest Christmas with marinated cheese!  I know. I get it. It sounds weird. But I’m coming in with a special Tuesday post to get this appetizer from my computer screen to your kitchen. So you can get everything out of it for the next seven days!  I’ve seen my […]

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It’s time to make this the merriest Christmas with marinated cheese! 

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It's absolutely delicious.

I know. I get it. It sounds weird.

But I’m coming in with a special Tuesday post to get this appetizer from my computer screen to your kitchen. So you can get everything out of it for the next seven days! 

marinade for cheddar and goat cheese

I’ve seen my friend Molly share on instagram that she makes this for parties, and I’ve always been intrigued. I’m a sucker for marinating things like beans and having them in the fridge for meals during the week. So, obviously, the idea of marinating CHEESE is right up my alley.

Not that cheese has to be made better, but like… I’ll take cheese if it’s even better.

Of course I will. 

marinated cheese

Here’s what I did! 

The original recipe calls for cream cheese, but I just can’t get behind… bites of cream cheese. You know? Don’t get me wrong, I live for cream cheese – on bagels, in frosting, in dips and all that jazz. But I don’t want a big bite of JUST cream cheese, even if it’s marinated.

So I went with goat cheese!

Some of you may be like… um, that’s basically the same thing. I personally think it’s better than cream cheese, so I’m rolling with it. It tastes like heaven, even more so when marinated! 

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It's absolutely delicious.

The combination of sharp cheddar and creamy goat cheese here is ridiculously flavorful. Only made more flavorful by adding this delicious marinade to it. Yes, I’m telling you to soak your cheese in dressing for 24 hours before serving it. YOU WILL LOVE IT. 

A jar of roasted red peppers is your new best friend. Combine that with some red wine (or apple cider) vinegar, olive oil, lots of herbs and spices and you are all set. That means you can make this waaaaay ahead of time to prep for a party. And you can easily take it with you too!

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It's absolutely delicious.

You can serve it completely alone (with toothpicks for serving) or serve it with crackers and bread and olives. 

I absolutely LOVE this recipe because the leftovers (if there are any!) never go to waste. The kids enjoy them, you can throw them on top of salads or even eat them as a midday snack. 

Not to mention that it’s absolutely delicious! Such a huge crowd pleaser because it’s embarrassingly easy to make. And who doesn’t love cheese?!

There you go.

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It's absolutely delicious.

Marinated Cheese for Christmas!

Marinated Christmas Cheese

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It’s absolutely delicious.

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, (cut into cubes)
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, (cut into pieces)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 green onions, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 14 ounce jar roasted red peppers in oil, drained and peppers chopped
  1. Place the cheddar and goat cheese in a large container or plate that has a lip – something that allows you to cover it in the marinade. Alternate the pieces so the cheddar and goat aren’t all in on spot.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, green onions, garlic, basil, parsley and dill. Stir in the chopped red peppers.
  3. Pour the marinade over the cheese. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or even overnight. Serve with crackers or baguettes.

adapted from food.com

This marinated cheese recipe is perfect for Christmas! Make it ahead and transport it easily to your destination. It's absolutely delicious.

Let’s just call it merry cheesemas.

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Spicy Red Pepper & Feta Dip

It’s football season, and I’m here for it. I mean, I’m here for the party snacks. Someone please invite me to your watch party and I’ll bring…

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spicy red pepper feta dip recipe

It’s football season, and I’m here for it. I mean, I’m here for the party snacks. Someone please invite me to your watch party and I’ll bring this spicy red pepper and feta dip. I don’t care who’s playing.

I discovered this bold and spicy, creamy and tangy dip in Greece last fall. It was new to me at the time, although it’s been around for a long time.

I ordered this dip (htipiti in Greek) every time I found it on a menu, which was often. It varied from restaurant to restaurant, but it was always irresistible.

red pepper feta dip ingredients

This Greek dip is creamy, peppery and tangy like Southern pimento cheese. Make this dip as spicy as you’d like—or not. It’s bold and zesty even without the cayenne pepper.

This dip is ready in under 10 minutes, so it’s the perfect last-minute party recipe. Whip it up when you have a moment, and it’ll keep well in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

You’ll just need a few simple ingredients and basic equipment. Ready?

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Pimento Cheese

I love pimento cheese. There, I said it. If you’re not from the South, you might be wondering, “What is pimento cheese?” Pimento cheese is a classic…

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classic pimento cheese dip recipe

I love pimento cheese. There, I said it. If you’re not from the South, you might be wondering, “What is pimento cheese?”

Pimento cheese is a classic Southern cheddar cheese and pimento pepper dip. It’s affectionately referred to as “pâté du Sud,” or Southern pâté. If you appreciate cheddar cheese, pimento cheese is going to be your new favorite party dip and sandwich spread.

pimento cheese ingredients

My grandmother, Mimi, made pimento cheese when I was little. I was a picky eater back then, but at least I had the good sense to appreciate her pimento cheese. I order pimento cheese every time I find it on a menu, which to my delight, seems to be happening more frequently these days.

I tried to find Mimi’s recipe in her handwritten recipe books, which are among my treasured possessions, along with her ring that I’m wearing on my left hand. I got lost in nostalgia and found my great-aunt’s Jell-o cucumber salad recipe, but not Mimi’s pimento cheese.

So, I came up with my own pimento cheese recipe. Let’s make some!

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