Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This Italian-style party cheese ball is an easy fix for last-minute entertaining! Roll the cheese in snipped herbs and cracked pepper for a treat with zing. An easy make-ahead appetizer. Serve with water crackers or baguette slices, and a nice bottle of Italian wine or sparkling Spumante! Cook time is chill time. From Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a shallow dish combine 1 tablespoon of the chives, 1 tablespoon of the basil, and the parsley; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and Fontina cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Beat in the salami and finely chopped roasted red sweet pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons chives, remaining 2 tablespoons basil, the pepper, and garlic.
  4. Form into a ball (or log).
  5. Roll ball in herb mixture. Wrap and chill cheese ball for 4 to 24 hours.
  6. Serve with water crackers or baguette slices, and a nice bottle of Italian wine or sparkling Spumante!
  7. Makes twelve 2-tablespoon servings.