16 servings (serving size: 1 ounce cheese and 1 teaspoon marinade)

You can serve this flavorful cheese on whole wheat crackers, but it's just as good all by itself. It's a great dish for holiday entertaining because of its festive colors and make-ahead instructions.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

Cut block of Cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Repeat procedure with cream cheese. Arrange cheese slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edge. Pour marinade over cheese slices. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours.

Step 3

Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over cheese slices. Serve with whole wheat crackers (crackers not included in analysis).

Step 4

carbo rating: 2

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Ratings & Reviews

mashuffl's Review

December 29, 2012
This make ahead appetizer presents beautifully, especially at Christmas. You won't find another like it on the buffet table. The original recipe I had included 1 tsp of sugar..I always added 1 Tbsp of sugar for a nice sweet and savory flavor.