Pantry ingredients turn ordinary Monterey Jack into a deli-style party snack that tastes even better when you make it ahead. You can prep it three days in advance.

Source: Midwest Living


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  • Place cheese cubes in a resealable plastic bag. In a screw-top jar, combine oil, lemon zest and lemon juice, garlic, peppercorns and crushed fennel. Cover and shake well. Pour mixture over cheese. Seal bag or cover jar. Turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days, turning occasionally.

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  • To serve, let cheese stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. Transfer cheese with marinade to a serving bowl. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; 20 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 203 mg sodium. 44 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 10 g protein; 292 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 293 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;