Marinated cheese and olives

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I love these! Marinated cheese and olives make the perfect nibbles and are perfect in salads too! What’s more, I don’t think you can go wrong with this as a gift for a foodie. I know I say this all the time, they’re so easy to make at home and taste so much better than shop bought!

rosemary spears
marinated mozzarella balls on rosemary spears

Perfect as part of a tapas spread, skewered to form canapés, take a look at Rosemary Spears, which is the second picture here.

Shall we get our aprons on?

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Marinated cheese and olives

Super easy homemade marinated cheese and olives recipe.
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: cheese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 891kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 500 g feta, manchego cheese, mozzarella balls, etc
  • OR 500g olives pitted
  • OR a combination of both
  • 250 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 125 ml white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½-1 tsp dried chilli flakes/crushed chillies
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 x 200ml jars sterilized


  • Cube the cheese if not already done.
  • Get a clean bowl and place all the ingredients in except the oil, tossing very gently, so as not to break the cheese up.
  • Leave a minimum of 24 hours, stirring a couple of times gently.
  • Fill the jars, top with olive oil to cover completely, using more if necessary.
  • Seal, tag and label.
  • Store in the fridge, good for a month as long as the cheese is topped up with oil.


Total time does not include marinating time.


Calories: 891kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1403mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 628mg | Iron: 2mg
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