This easy marinated olives and cheese ring appetizer is beautiful and delicious. It is the perfect appetizer for the holidays, parties, or wine night! Make it for your next special occasion!

The Marinated Olives and Cheese Ring really only takes a few minutes to create. It does marinate for one hour or more before you can serve it. Waiting is the hardest part about this recipe.


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar (omit if low-carb)
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 8 oz cream cheese block
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese block
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese block
  • 6 oz pitted Kalamata olives, drained Pearls® Specialties
  • 7 oz garlic stuffed green olives Pearls® Specialties


  1. Mix white wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, celery salt, basil, and red chili flakes in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cut cream cheese block in half lengthwise. Cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Cut mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese into 1/4 inch slices.
  4. On a platter, arrange cheese slices upright in a ring with one slice of mozzarella, one slice of Monterey Jack, and one slice of cream cheese until you form a complete circle.
  5. Mix drained olives together and add to the center of the circle.
  6. Drizzle dressing mix over the entire dish making sure to cover olives and cheese.
  7. Cover and marinated one hour or more. Serve.

Recipe Adapted : EASY MARINATED OLIVES & CHEESE RING @ aforkstale

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