Marinated Cheddar Cheese Block

"I first tasted this appetizer at an office Christmas party and I was hooked. It is super easy to make, time saving because you make it the night before and is loaded with great taste. Your mouth with thank you for the explosion of flavors."
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive
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  • Slice cream cheese and white cheddar cheese into thin slices. (For easier slicing, place cream cheese in freezer for a few minutes.) Alternately layer the two cheeses.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour dressing mixture on top of cheese.
  • Chill overnight.
  • Serve with a knife to slice through the cheese block and assorted crackers.

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  1. JiliBean
    I used cheddar, aged provolone, mozzerella and cream cheese all in one container, poured the marinade over and stuck it in the fridge for 4 was excellent!!! Thanks for this yummy appetizer!
  2. Julie Bs Hive
    That marinade/dressing is out of this world good! I'm surprised there was enough to do the cheese block the way my finger kept "slipping" into the dish, LOL. I froze, as suggested, the cream cheese and making my slices about 1/4 thick, it cut beautifully. Good tip! The block itself didn't hold up as well as I had hoped, the cream cheese going soft very early in the cutting but it was so good nobody really cared. Thanks for a lovely recipe. Made for Good Cookin Fast Beverage Tag.
  3. Lucky in Bayview
    Super good! I used sharp cheddar and pepperjack. I did have problems slicing the cream cheese and had to put it in the feezer for about 20 mins. I also added some crushed red pepper mostly for color. Everbody really liked this. Thanks for posting.
  4. Newmsy
    I made this for a potluck at work & it was delicious. I will definitely make it again. I didn't have any parsley, but it was still very good.
  5. happynana
    Excellent. We had a party Saturday night and this was one of the highlights. I used yellow cheddar cheese.


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