1/3 Photos of Festive Cheese Ball
2 hrs 10 mins
Leggy Peggy's Note:
Cheese is a wonderful and versatile party food. This cheese ball is loosely based on a recipe my mother always made to take to Christmas parties. It’s quite different from her actual dish, but equally tasty and very easy to bring together. Time includes the first refrigeration.
My Private Note
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- 4 ounces neufchatel cheese, softened and cubed
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 ounces blue cheese, softened and cubed
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise, preferably whole egg and unsweetened
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons stuffed green olives, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
- 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1Put the three cheeses in a food processor, and buzz until blended.
- 2Add the remaining ingredients -- except for the sunflower seeds and parsley -- and buzz to blend well.
- 3Put the cheese mixture in the fridge for two hours so it firms up.
- 4While cheese mixture chills, toast sunflower seeds until they are golden, then remove from pan and allow them to cool. Then stir together seeds and parsley. Set aside.
- 5Remove cheese mixture from fridge and shape into a ball or log (you may need to wear latex gloves to do this).
- 6Spread sunflower seeds and parsley on a sheet of waxed paper, and roll cheese ball/log in this combination.
- 7Serve with crackers, crudités and or small toasts.
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Nutritional Facts for Festive Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1 (41 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 136.5
- Calories from Fat 101
- Total Fat 11.3 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 21.7 mg
- Sodium 217.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 1.4 g
- Protein 5.6 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
white wine vinegar
stuffed green olives