Italian Cheese Ball

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READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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