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Marinated cheese is a delightful dish that can be served as an appetizer or added to cheese boards for a burst of flavor. Here’s a simple marinated cheese recipe that you can try:


  • Cheese:
    • 8 ounces of firm cheese (such as feta, goat cheese, or halloumi)
  • Marinade:
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano)
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for spice)
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional Additions:
    • Olives
    • Sun-dried tomatoes
    • Fresh herbs (like basil or parsley)
    • Sliced chili peppers (for extra heat)


  1. Prepare the Cheese:
    • If using a block of cheese, cut it into bite-sized cubes or slices. If using crumbly cheese like feta, leave it in larger chunks.
  2. Make the Marinade:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, dried herbs, red pepper flakes (if using), lemon zest, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Marinate the Cheese:
    • Place the cheese pieces in a shallow dish or a glass jar that can be sealed.
    • Pour the marinade over the cheese, making sure all pieces are well coated.
    • If adding any optional ingredients like olives or sun-dried tomatoes, scatter them over the cheese.
  4. Let it Rest:
    • Cover the dish or jar with plastic wrap or a lid.
    • Allow the cheese to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight, to let the flavors meld together.
  5. Serve:
    • Before serving, bring the marinated cheese to room temperature for the best flavor.
    • Serve the marinated cheese with toothpicks or small forks for easy eating.


  • Experiment with different types of cheeses to find your favorite combination.
  • Adjust the seasonings in the marinade to suit your taste preferences.
  • Marinated cheese can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving for the best texture and flavor.

This recipe is versatile and can be customized based on your preferences. Enjoy your marinated cheese as part of a cheese platter, on salads, or as a tasty addition to sandwiches and wraps.


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