Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Use this quick appetizer as an intro to many meals

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, vinegar and Spice Blends together.
  2. Toss cheese cubes with marinade and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Arrange marinated cheese and sliced French bread on appetizer plate and garnish with red seedless grapes.
Most Helpful

I also had a hard time finding the Monterey Spice Blend. I emailed McCormick and they informed me that it had been discontinued. They suggested using their ROASTED GARLIC AND BELL PEPPER Spice Blends, which I did, and it was wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe.

SJMG November 24, 2008

Like the other reviewers, I couldn't find the specified seasoning, so I used Penzeys Tuscan Seasoning. The marinade was very good, we were dunking our bread into it as we were eating. The only thing I would do differently is maybe cut the cheese into smaller squares.

Ginny Sue August 22, 2009

Great recipe! I did have to cheat a little because I couldn't find the spice blend here, either. So took another reviewer's advice and used italian seasoning. It was delicious! I served with slices of a small loaf of french bread plated with a small amount of balsamic vinegar on the bottom. Next time, might change up the spices a bit; wish I could find the monterrey blend! Thanks so much for posting this great recipe!

StacyMD187373 February 15, 2008