We can all agree on one simple fact: The best things in life are cheese. And these marinated cheese recipes--perfect for smearing on bread, tossing into a salad, slapping in a sandwich or straight-up eating with a fork--are no exception. Just soak your favorite variety in a mixture of oils, herbs and spices and store it in the fridge for when a salty craving strikes.

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Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Crostini dreams are made of these.

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Mozzarella Marinated in Herbs and Red Pepper Flakes

A foolproof antipasto plate, every time.

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Spicy Marinated Feta

Toss it in a Greek salad. Done.

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Italian-Marinated Colby Jack with Olives

Grab a toothpick and dig in.

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Sumac and Mint Marinated Goat Cheese

This savory but light concoction is the perfect complement to a creamy goat cheese.

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Marinated Bocconcini

Mini mozzarella balls, infused with a mixture of lemon, garlic and peppercorns--they're the perfect one-bite app.

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Marinated Greek Yogurt

Seasoned with za’atar, this Lebanese appetizer called “labneh” is kind of like a cousin to cheese but hits the same spot. (And it’s the perfect accoutrement to pita triangles. )

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