Marinated Cheese Christmas Wreath


Serves 12 to 16


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used basil and dill)
  • 1/2 cup dried julienne sundried 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 (I used Cabot Creamery Alpine Cheddar)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces firm goat cheese (I used Vermont Creamery Fresh Goat Cheese)
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Combine vinegar and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) 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 cheese slices around the edge alternating each type of cheese.
  4. Pour marinade mixture over cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve (at least 2 hours).
  5. Serve with crackers, as desired.