Thursday, January 3, 2013

Drunken Cheese Tray






Drunken Cheese Tray

  • 1/2  cup  grape seed oil
  • 1/2  cup  white wine vinegar
  • 1/4  cup  fresh lime juice
  • 1/2  (7.5-ounce) jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained and diced
  • 3-4  green onions, minced
  • 5  tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  teaspoon  white sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon black pepper
  • 1  (8-ounce) block Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, chilled
  • 1  (8-ounce) block Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, chilled
  • 2  (8-ounce) packages Cream Cheese, chilled 

Whisk together first 3 ingredients, add diced red peppers and next 6 ingredients. Set marinade aside.
Cut all 4 blocks of cheese in half lengthwise. Cut halves crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. cheese. The cream cheese can be tricky but make sure it is really cold prior to cutting.
Arrange cheese slices in rows in a shallow serving dish. Pour sauce over cheeses. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. 
Serve with your favorite crackers, bagel chips and bread at room temperature.

My favorite part.....
Any remaining leftovers can be used in the morning and spread on a toasted bagel!! YUM!!