Marinated Cheese and Olives

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So, let’s talk about Veronica Mars, shall we?

I know. I’m about 10 years late to this game, but I’m obsessed. How did I never watch this show when it first aired? Thank goodness I can stream it, because I’ve been watching it every free second I have. I’m currently in the midst of season two and my husband is starting to do that thing he does where he gets all judgy and eye-roll-y when I lay in bed for days on end and watch the same television show over and over.

He just doesn’t get me, you guys.

Anyway, I thought it was high time I classed things up around here. If I’m going to lay around in pajamas with unbrushed hair while watching old television shows for weeks at a time, I may as well enjoy some fancy cheese and crackers while doing so. Yes?

Sargento just introduced Tastings, a line of specialty cheeses that come in 8 different varieties ranging in size from about 3-4 ounces. They’re absolutely perfect for trying new fancy cheeses. You aren’t committing to a huge block of cheese that you may not love and you’re able to stock up and try all the different varieties.

The best part is that even my teensy little grocery store carries them! Hooray for good quality cheese!

Check out all of the Sargento Tastings varieties! Lots to choose from and plenty of pairing ideas.

So, I chopped up some of the Creamy Havarti (to die for), Aged Wisconsin Cheddar (so smooth and creamy), and Parmentino (a harder, stronger flavored cheese that is a mix of Parmesan and cheddar) with some green and black olives. I think next time I’ll swap the Parmentino for the New Zealander cheese. Anyway, I  tossed ’em all in some oil, vinegar, and Italian herbs and then I grabbed a fancy glass of wine and some fancy crackers and I had a very fancy wine and cheese tasting in my bed while watching Veronice Mars.

I’m so classy, you can’t even deal.

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Marinated cheese and olives - an easy snack that's perfect with a glass of wine!

Marinated Cheese & Olives

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 3 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crowd pleasers, easy appetizer recipes, party recipes
Calories: 149 kcal

Dress up storebought cheese for your next tasting plate.


  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese cubed
  • 3 ounces Havarti cubed
  • 3 ounces New Zealander or Parmentino cubed
  • 1/4 cup green olives
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs


  1. Add the cheeses and olives to a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and seasoning. Pour over the cheese.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Cheese & Olives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 447mg19%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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