Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love this from the store, but too expensive. I found 1 recipe for this, and it didn't work. I messed around with it until it was what I wanted. The way my staff at work were acting, they think this is the best. I do too, and hope the people at recipezaar enjoy it as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Pulse the food processor on and off until the two are just mixed. Put this cheese mixture into a bowl.
  2. In the food processor, process butter until smooth. While the machine is running, pour in small amounts of Port Wine, processing steadily until well mixed.
  3. Add the port wine/butter mixture to the cheese mixture. Mix together with a spoon.
  4. Form cheese into a ball, roll in chopped pecans, or use walnuts if you'd rather.
  5. Serve with crackers.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

So very good. Was a hit at the annual Glogg Christmas party. One person wrote they reduced the port wine from a bottle to just under a cup! Where does the recipe say a bottle? Unless you drink everything while making it instead of a cup.

4 5

Added 1T to cheese and butter mix before blending all together. Reduced the port from 1 bottle to just under a cup, a delicious syrupy scant cup and and 1/2 of the port reduction in 1/2 the cheese mixture. Roughly mixed the 2 cheeses and chilled before rolling in toasted crushed pecans and then chilled firm. Deep scary looking purply cheese - not the prettiest but OMG delicious. Perfect for Halloween pumpkin carving party next to the braised partially peeled sliced tongue! Thanks for the great base recipe. Total keeper!

5 5

My husband loved this recipe. I only used 1/4 cup of port and it made one cheese ball and two cheese logs. It has a nice subtle port flavor. I also made it two days ahead of time so the flavors could mingle while it refrigerated. I might try more port next time as it mellows out in the fridge with time.