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marinated cheese wreath

Marinated Cheese Wreath – an easy appetizer recipe for Christmas

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  • Author: Regan at This Baking Life


This is the ideal recipe for your next holiday party. It’s a fun way to serve delicious cheese in a festive wreath shape. Your holiday guests will love it!


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as fresh basil, dill, and sprigs of rosemary)
  • 1/2 cup dried julienne sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp aged Cheddar cheese or sharp Cheddar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces firm goat cheese
  • Crackers and toasted baguette slices


  1. Whisk vinegar and next 7 ingredients (through garlic cloves) in a medium-size bowl.
  2. Cut each block of cheese into 1/4-inch-thick slices; cut each slice in half.
  3. Using a round dish with sides, line up Cheddar, cream cheese slices, and goat cheese around the edge alternating each type of cheese. (I recommend placing a small bowl in the center of the ring to help keep cheeses upright.)
  4. Pour marinade mixture over cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve (at least 2 hours).
  5. Serve with crackers, as desired.