Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

16 servings. 4½ stars. Refrigerate 8 hrs or overnight before serving.

Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

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  • 8 oz pkg cold cream cheese

  • 10 oz pkg sharp white cheddar cheese, cut into ¼ in slices

  • c pimento stuffed olives

  • c pitted Greek olives

  • ¼

    c balsamic vinegar

  • ¼

    c EVOO

  • 1

    T minced fresh parsley

  • 1

    T minced fresh Basil or 1 t dried basil

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 oz jar pimento strips, drained & chopped

  • Toasted French baguette slices


Cut cream cheese in half lengthwise; cut each half into 1/4 in slices. On serving plate arrange cheeses upright in a ring alternating cheddar & cream cheese slices. Place olives in center. In sm bowl whisk vinegar, oil, parsley, basil & garlic until blended; drizzle over cheeses & olives. Sprinkle with pimentos. Refrigerate covered at least 8 hrs or overnight. Serve with baguette slices.


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