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Marinated Cheese and Olives

Oxmoor House
Prep time 5 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 5 mins
Yield 8 cups
The shortcut here: dressing up cubed cheese and olives.


  • 4 (8-ounce) packages cubed colby-Jack cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar or 2 (7-ounce) jars kalamata olives, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle olive oil and vinegar dressing
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 fresh rosemary sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except rosemary in a large bowl; stir gently. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

  2. Divide cheese and olives into 6 glass containers. Place 1 rosemary sprig in each container. Pour remaining dressing evenly into containers. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

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