Marinated Cheeze

Years ago, a friend of mine hosted a Fourth of July bbq and served this marinated cheese dish.  The flavors were totally addictive, and once I went vegan I always dreamt about making this dish with vegan cheeses.  I finally got around to doing just that, and I don’t have much more to say apart from THIS IS AWESOME.  (Well, I do, but I’ll tell you after the recipe!)

Marinated Cheeze

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons green onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

8 oz non-dairy cheddar, cut into squares or rectangles [I used daiya]
8 oz non-dairy cream cheese (well chilled), cut into pieces [I used Follow Your Heart]

Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except cheeze).

Layer the cheeze in an 8-in pyrex or casserole dish, and pour the mixture over the cheeze.  Cover the dish with saran wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

You can serve it on toast, like so…

(Make sure you get some of that tasty oil on there.  Sorry, ass, but you’re gonna get big.  You’ll taste great, though.)

Or you can serve it on crackers, like so…

The best way to eat this, though, is on a a marinated grilled cheeze!  It hit me after a day of eating this on crackers, and I’m so glad it did, because it was one of the greatest things I’ve ever eaten.  Sadly, I don’t have a photo because I inhaled it so quickly.

Spread one piece of bread with the cream cheeze, then layer some slices of daiya on top of that.  Top with the other piece of bread, and spread the outside of each slice with some Earth Balance margarine. Cook that baby up in a hot skillet, and then prepare for food heaven.

You’ll probably want to put on a pair of sweat pants before eating this.  It’s always good to have some room to expand.

Have a great weekend!  See you MoFo-ers on Monday!

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24 Responses to “Marinated Cheeze”

  1. Yum, yum, yum! Looks amazing I wish I could reach through the screen and grab a bite. :D

  2. that sounds divinely unhealthy.

  3. That may taste good, but it looks revolting.

  4. That looks so good. Where do you get Daiya in bricks? I’ve only ever seen shreds, but I’d love to have a more solid option.

  5. Hi, Lacey – it is! Definitely not health food, but really tasty.

  6. Hi, RH! I guess I’m biased knowing how delicious it is. I see it as a tasty, beautiful mess!

  7. Hi, radioactivegan! I got it at Whole Foods, but I don’t know if they all carry the blocks.

  8. That cheesy toast looks amazing! What a great & easy idea!

  9. Holy goodness, this looks so delicious. And decadent. MMM!

  10. Oh yum, that sounds totally amazing.

  11. I love dishes like this-kind of messy but super awesome (smile). It looks really wonderful…
    Oh,and I just came by to say Happy Vegan Month of Food;-)

  12. I’m salivating. I’m going to have to trek to WholeFoods and see if they have the blocks of cheese. Mmmmm.

  13. This is definitely going on the to do list! Printing now. Thanks!

  14. What a great idea! This looks super yummy!

  15. Thanks, Jennifer! It’s super yummy!

  16. Hi, Kip – you’re very welcome!

  17. Hi, Meg B! You could probably also use the blocks of Follow Your Heart cheddar if they don’t have blocks of daiya at your Whole Foods.

  18. Hey is that daiya cheddar you used in a block? The only kind I have ever seen is shredded.

  19. Hi, Sarah – yes, it’s daiya. I was able to find it in blocks at my Whole Foods, but if you can’t find it, you could use Follow Your Heart instead (or your favorite vegan cheese).

  20. So sad we don’t get delicious vegan cheeses in Australia. Ill definitely be giving it a try with my home made cashew cheeze though – YUM!

  21. Your blog is great, I just made the marinated cheese and thoroughly dazzled my party. Good call.
    Hey, since in this post you apologized to your ass (which i’m sure has forgiven you), I just wanted to speak up for the all the big bums of the world, you know nice tush’s come in small and big, right? :)

  22. Hi, Helena! Glad you liked the recipe – and yes, big bums are just as great as small ones!


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