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Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe

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Marinated cheese appetizer on a plate with olives and topped with fresh chopped greens.

Cubed Darigold White Cheddar Cheese with Parsley, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes and Olives – great for parties and get-togethers as an appetizer or as part of your cheeseboard.

Marinated Darigold white cheddar cheese on toothpicks with olives.

Every year our extended family gets together for the big holidays, you know, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and such. Usually by the time everyone gets together and all the dishes are on the table I am starving.

A plate full of marinated white cheddar cheese on toothpicks with black olives.

That’s where a cheese plate or simple appetizer comes in. Like this one.

Marinated Cheese is quick to make and is an affective way to curb the appetite until the main courses are ready, I especially enjoyed it with this Darigold Cheddar Cheese. The creamy but mildly sharp cheddar works perfectly with the rest of the ingredients, you should give it a try!

Marinated Cheese

  • Darigold Medium White Cheddar Cheese (or another good quality White Cheddar Cheese)
  • chopped parsley
  • olives
  • cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • rucola leaves

All the ingredients need to make this quick and easy marinated cheese appetizer.

Mix the parsley, crushed garlic, red pepper flakes and the oil.

How to prepare the homemade cheese marinade for this quick cheese appetizer recipe.

Combine the cubed cheese, parsley mixture and the olives.

How to marinade the Darligold white cheddar cheese and olives in the homemade marinade.

Arrange the rucola leaves on the plate, top with the cheese and olive mixture.

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Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Marinated Cheese - by @Letthebakingbg
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A quick and delicious cheese appetizer recipe made with cheddar cheese marinated in a garlic and oil marinade.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinated cheese
Calories: 210 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 lb Darigold Medium White Cheddar Cheese or another good quality White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup rucola leaves


  1. Mix 1/4 cup parsley, 1-3 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup oil.

  2. Combine the cubed cheese, parsley mixture and the olives.
  3. Arrange the rucola leaves on the plate, top with the cheese and olive mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 616IU12%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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