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Romano in Olive Oil with Three Peppercorns

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Marinated cheeses make entertaining easy (NC) - Marinated cheeses are easy to make, impressive to serve and versatile enough to go from appetizer to main dish in a snap. And the fruity, flavour-infused olive oil that it sits in is a delicious treat you can use long after the party is over.

Romano in Olive Oil with Three Peppercorns
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  • 7 oz Romano cheese, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes (200 g)
  • 3/4 cup Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil (175 mL)
  • 2 tbsp cracked green, pink and black peppercorns (30 mL)


Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar. Cover and refrigerate. Serve spooned over grilled meats, pizza, on salads, pasta or on antipasto platter.


Use within 3 days. Cheese must be covered with olive oil. If the container is large, extra olive oil may be required. Tip: If the oil becomes solid in the refrigerator, bring to room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

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