marinated cheese
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Marinated Cheese

Marinated cheese is the perfect last minute appetizer. With only five ingredients, it's quick and easy to assemble and delicious to boot.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 8 hours
Servings 4 people


  • 1 packet ranch salad dressing seasoning mix
  • 2-3 tablespoons red pepper flakes add more for heat
  • 1 cup good olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 8 oz. container of Ciliegine mozzarella cheese


  • Whisk together the first four ingredients until the ranch seasoning is well incorporated.
  • Pour the Ciliegine into a pint mason jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid. Pour the olive oil mixture over the cheese. Secure the lid to the jar or bowl. Shake the jar or bowl for a few seconds to coat the cheese.
  • Allow cheese to marinate in the refrigerator for at least eight hours, preferable overnight.
  • Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving.