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DIY Food Gift: Marinated Cheese

Show your love with handmade food gifts that are very easy to make even if you can't cook. The creamy cheese and herb infused oil make a special appetizer with a slice of toast, or great addition to a BBQ party.

Both recipes begin with finding some suitable, pretty jars that have a wide mouth. Wash them carefully and let them completely dry. The best way is to air-dry, so the savory treats can be kept in the fridge for up to two months.

Marinated mozzarella cheese

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  • 2 packets of mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 15 dkg black olives
  • 2 dl extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  1. Layer the cheese balls, garlic loves, and olives in the jar.
  2. Mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then pour the mixture in the jars.
  3. Close the jars tightly and store in a the fridge for 3 days before gifting. 
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Marinated Feta Cheese

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  • 250 g feta cheese
  • 2 red onions
  • 20 olives (green, black or mixed)
  • 3 fresh rosemary branches
  • 3 thyme branches
  • 16 peppercorns
  • 300 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  1. Cube cheese to 1x1 cm pieces.
  2. Peel the onion, and cut into wedges.
  3. Wash herbs.
  4. Layer the cheese cubes with onion slices, olives, and herbs.
  5. Mix the olive oil and red wine vinegar, then pour the mixture on top of the cheese.
  6. Close the jars tightly and let it sit in the fridge for two weeks.
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Whether you choose a Mason jar or a snap-top jar, a personalized sticker on the top and a gift tag would be a nice addition. These cute jars are great gifts for birthdays, but you can also make a batch as Christmas gifts for friends and family.