1 (0.7 OZ) Italian dressing mix

1/2 C. Vegetable oil

1/4 C. White wine vinegar

2 T. Green onion, minced

2 T.  Water

1 1/2 t. Sugar

1 8oz. Block Cheddar cheese, chilled

1 8oz. Block Monterrey Jack cheese, chilled

1 8oz. Cream cheese, chilled

1 4oz. Jar chopped pimento, drained

Whisk together first 6 ingredients; set aside.  Cut Monterrey Jack, cheddar, and cream cheese in half lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange cheese using a smaller slice/piece of cream cheese between cheddar and Monterrey Jack in 4 rows in a shallow 2-qt. baking dish, alternating cheese. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.  Drain marinade; arrange cheese on platter and top with pimento.  Serve with assorted crackers and crostini.  

*This is adapted from a Southern Living recipe. 

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