Venango County Recipe of the Day: Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

| March 14, 2023

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring – Sponsored by Top Tier Federal Credit Union.

This one is almost too pretty to eat, especially when sprinkled with pimientos, fresh basil, and parsley!


1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese, cold
1 package (10 ounces) sharp white cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
1/3 cup pitted Greek olives
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (2 ounces) pimiento strips, drained and chopped
Toasted French bread baguette slices


-Cut cream cheese lengthwise in half; cut each half into 1/4-in. slices. On a serving plate, arrange cheeses upright in a ring, alternating cheddar and cream cheese slices. Place olives in the center.

-In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, parsley, basil, and garlic until blended; drizzle over cheeses and olives. Sprinkle with pimientos. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 8 hours or overnight. Serve with baguette slices.

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