French-Style Marinated Cheese

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 23, 2020


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.

French-Style Marinated Cheese 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? 😀 

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

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  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!

Notes

Recipe source: Chef George Duran, for Jarlsberg cheese.

https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/french-style-marinated-cheese/

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SaveThis post was originally published Oct. 30, 2017, and has been updated and republished Nov. 7, 2018 and Sept. 23, 2020.

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