Marinated Cheese and Herbs Appetizer Recipe - easy and super delicious serve with crackers
5 from 5 votes

Marinated Cheese

I made this Marinated Cheese to take it to thanksgiving, and I had no intention of posting the recipe. I just wanted to make a simple appetizer recipe that would taste good and was easy on me. But, I had so many people asking me for the recipe that I had to say I’d post it. It was that good! And so easy!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 6 ounces Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounces Smoked Gouda
  • 1 small shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano plus additional sprigs for garnish
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves removed and chopped, plus additional sprigs for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup grapeseed oil


  1. In a large glass jar with a tight fitting lid, layer cheese, shallot, garlic, herbs, and black pepper. Place herb sprigs around inside the jar. Pour oil over the top. Tightly seal with lid.
  2. Place jar in refrigerator, and marinate one day. If the oil doesn't cover the cheese, just flip the jar over a few times. For best results, use within 3-4 days.

  3. To serve: Pour everything into a bowl, and serve with crackers. Cheese can be scooped up with crackers, toothpicks, or use your hands.