This recipe is the total package. Fabulous and pretty. Great for a shower or a party.
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
1 – 2 oz. jar pimentos, drained
3 T. green onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 T. parsley
8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
Combine first ten ingredients in a jar and shake well to mix. You can make this the day before.
Cut a few pieces of cheddar and cream cheese into 1/4 inch slices. Cut each slice into 2-3 bite-sized squares so the cheddar and cream cheese “match” in size. Put a piece of cream cheese on a piece of cheddar, then add another piece of cheddar. Stand these pieces up on the dish. Continue to cut and alternate cream cheese slices and cheddar slices till you are out of cheese.
You can make as many rows as you like or as fit your dish. The morning you will serve it, pour marinade over, cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Serve with crackers or toothpicks.