• French-Style Marinated Cheese

    by Dorothy Reinhold on October 30, 2017

    Print This Post Print This Post Easy French-Style Marinated Cheese cubes will dress up your cheese board, appetize your cocktail party, or be a cherished savory gift from your kitchen.

    Today’s French-Style Marinated Cheese cubes recipe is a multi-tasker, and has you covered for the entire upcoming season, if you…

    • are putting together a cheese board for an upcoming gathering
    • need some substantial nibbles so the wine doesn’t go to your head too fast at your cocktail party
    • want a light lunch or a protein snack mid-afternoon
    • want to give out a savory homemade present for any gift-able occasion

    And did I mention it takes all of 10 minutes, if that, to pull this together? :-D 

    French-Style Marinated Cheese CubesHey, I have an idea: How about giving a small jar of this marinated cheese to all your guests as they depart your dinner party? I guarantee you will have people begging to be on your invite list.  If giving as a gift, you’ll have to make several batches, depending on the number of your guests.

    We’re using Jarlsberg cheese in this today. Jarlsberg offers a slightly nutty, mild, utterly delicious taste, and is special enough to make every occasion a party.

    French-Style Marinated Cheese recipe on ShockinglyDelicious.comIf you say, “cheese?” I say,  “Yes please!”

    French-Style Marinated Cheese

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Yield: Serves 3 as appetizer

    French-Style Marinated Cheese will dress up your cheese board, appetize your cocktail party, or be a cherished savory gift from your kitchen.


    • 6 ounces Jarlsberg Original, Lite or Hickory Smoked Cheese
    • 2 ounces black or green olives
    • 1 small shallot
    • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or tarragon (or 1 teaspoon dried)
    • 1 teaspoon green or black peppercorns
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 glass canning jar (a jar with a tight lid)


    1. Cut cheese into small cubes, thinly slice olives and shallots. Finely chop fresh oregano, crack the peppercorns, and finely mince thyme and garlic.
    2. To make marinade: Whisk vinegar with oil, oregano, peppercorns, thyme and garlic. Layer cheese, olives and shallots inside jar. Cover with marinade and seal with lid.
    3. Place jar in refrigerator to marinate 1 day. For best results, use within 3-4 days.
    4. To serve: Pour out into a bowl to place on your cheese board. Offer toothpicks for guests to spear cheese cubes and olives.
    5. If giving as a gift: Leave the lid on and tie a bright ribbon around the top of the jar. Hang a gift tag, and voila!


    Recipe source: Chef George Duran, for Jarlsberg cheese.


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    Easy French-Style Marinated Cheese on ShockinglyDelicious.com

    Disclosure: Jarlsberg Cheese sent samples for me to try.Jarlsberg Cheese wedges











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