Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer!

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com This post is sponsored by Jarlsberg Cheese, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Cheese is delicious, but marinated cheese is the bomb! Do people still say that? Well, I do!

Marinated cheese is one of those recipes that is perfect in its simplicity. Literally anyone can make it. Marinated cheese is the perfect party appetizer, addition to salads, accompanied to a cheese board or homemade gift. Jarlsberg Cheese is just right for marinating!

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

We have all seen the usual marinated cheese recipe floating around. You know the one with roasted red pepper, garlic, olive oil and parsley? It is festive and pretty, but so over done. It is time for a new, fresh marinated cheese.

My take is a Mediterranean take on the classic version. Fresh herbs, whole white peppercorns, garlic and red pearl onions complement Jarlsberg cheese without overwhelming it. It can be served by itself or paired with olives. Either way, it is sure to be enjoyed!

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

On many occassions I stress the importance of a good olive oil, however for marinated cheese, this isn’t as important. Instead of aiming for a quality olive oil taste, we want the oil to take on the taste of the aromatics. The oil can be used in salad dressing or toss on vegetables after you have eaten the marinated cheese.

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

I’m sure you are all familiar with Jarlsberg cheese, but just in case you need a reminder, here it goes! It is a mild, buttery cheese with a medium texture, making it perfect for soaking up additional flavors. Jarlsberg is my go-to cheese for many items that need the perfect melty cheese, like pizza for a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s versatility is unmatched.

Tools for making Marinated Cheese:

  • Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.
  • Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!
  • Mason Jars– Not only used to store jams, jellies and anything that needs to be canned, they make the perfect vessel for marinated cheese and a blank canvas to be decorated with simple ribbon.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love some other easy appetizer ideas:

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

5 from 1 vote
Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com
Marinated Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 d
Total Time
1 d 15 mins
 

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Jarlsberg cheese , cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 red pearl onions , halved
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup black olives , for serving, optional
Instructions
  1. Clean and dry a 12-16 ounce Mason jar. 

  2. Using the side of a knife, smash each garlic clove. 

  3. Place Jarlsberg cheese, rosemary, thyme, red pearl onions, garlic and white peppercorns into the mason jar. 

  4. Fill to top with olive oil, leaving a little room at the top. 

  5. Marinate for a minimum of 24 hours, but up to 2 weeks. Do not refrigerate. 

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 28.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Savory Experiments is excited to be partnering with Jarlsberg CheeseEnvy ApplesNatureSweet TomatoesRainier Fruit, and other fabulous bloggers to give away a holiday entertaining package for #MerryEats week!

It includes Cook’s Illustrated Holiday Cookbook and our very own Whitney Miller’s Modern Hospitality along with a host of serving dishes and seasonal minis from artist Nora Fleming! This serving ware is perfect for every holiday and entertaining event and her ceramic mini’s allow you to transform your serving dishes for every holiday. The value of this prize package is $500! 

Fill out the EASY form below to enter. Giveaway run through 12/3!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit our sponsors on social media as they feature great holiday entertaining ideas and other great recipes.

Visit Rainier Fruit on Social Media
Website: http://rainierfruit.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RainierFruit
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RainierFruit
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rainierfruit/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierfruit/

Visit Jarlsberg Cheese on Social Media
Website: http://www.jarlsberg.com/us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JarlsbergUSA/

Visit NatureSweet™ on Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatureSweet
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nstomatoes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nstomatoes/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/naturesweet/

Visit Envy Apples  on Social Media
Website: https://envyapples.com/en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/envyapples
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnvyApples
Instagram: http://instagram.com/envyapples
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/envyapples/

Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

 

Comments

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

This sounds tasty! And a great party app since it can be made ahead. Def want to try this holiday season!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin787
Share18
Yum2
Tweet
+1
807 Shares