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ring of cheese and olives

Easy Marinated Olives & Cheese Ring Appetizer

Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated. 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!
Course Dessert or Appetizer, Low Carb, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 202kcal


  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (omit if low-carb)
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon 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


  • Mix white wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, celery salt, basil, and red chili flakes in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cut cream cheese block in half lengthwise. Cut into ¼ inch slices.
  • Cut mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese into ¼ inch slices.
  • 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.
  • Mix drained olives together and add to the center of the circle.
  • Drizzle dressing mix over the entire dish making sure to cover olives and cheese.
  • Cover and marinated one hour or more. Serve.



Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 0.3mg