Betty's Version of Marinated Cheese, Recipe by Michelle Ramsey

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Jun. 13, 2016

Betty demonstrates how to make Marinated Cheese. This recipe was sent in by Michelle Ramsey, and it is unusual and delicious. Thank you, Michelle!


Cream cheese 1 Packet
Extra sharp cheddar cheese 1 Packet
Pepper jack cheese 1 Packet
For marinade ingredients
Roasted red pepper 6 Ounce
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic cloves 2 (finely minced)
Salt and pepper To Taste
Parsley/Cilantro 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (save the rest of the bunch for garnish)



Slice each block of cheese lengthwise and then cut it crosswise to form small rectangles of cheese. The goal is to end up with rectangle slices that are equal to each other in size and shape. 

Choose a shallow serving dish - a pretty one because this is what the marinated cheese will be served in. 

Make rows of cheese alternating each type of cheese. Place each row right beside each other. 

To make a row, put one cheddar cheese rectangle, one cream cheese rectangle, and one pepper jack rectangle. 

Repeat until the row is long enough for the dish. 

Then make a second row right next to the first row, and keep making rows until you fill the dish. 

This will result in a pretty block of cheese that fills the dish. Now it is time to make the marinade.

Place all marinade ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended - you don’t want to liquify it but you don’t want large pieces of the red pepper. 

Pour the marinade over the rows of cheese and let it sit out on your counter for several hours - about 4 or 5 hours. 

It needs to be at room temperature. 


Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve with crackers. It will be soft and spreadable. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1149Calories from Fat 955

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 108 g166.2%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 944 mg39.33%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 35 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet