Grape Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Grape Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Spicy Cheese Marinade With Herbed Olive Oil

Italians marinate cheeses with herbed olive oil to add flavor and preserve the cheese. Cheeses can be custom marinated for individual special flavors. To help make olive oil pouring and storing easier, an oil and vinegar cruet, made of the most durable handblown cruet glass would be perfect for olive oil. It has two decanters in one, so you can put olive oil in one part, and balsamic vinegar in the other part. This will come in handy for other times when vinegar is needed.

  • 4 small round fresh cheeses
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 6 large sage leaves
  • Two red hot chili peppers
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • One and one half cups of extra virgin olive oil

Boil one quart of water and pour in a wide neck canning jar. Let it sterilize the jar for 15 minutes then drain and wipe dry. Cut to fit and place the cheeses in the jar and completely cover the cheeses with olive oil. Then place the peppercorns, sage, basil, and chili peppers in the olive oil. Then seal the lid tightly and keep refrigerated for at least 24 hours. When you serve the cheese, let the olive oil drip off the cheese back into the jar. Always keep refrigerated.

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