Sunday, December 8, 2013


How far ahead can you make a cheeseball? Well by the taste of some of the ones you buy in the super market......I'd say years! Seriously folks, make your own, be creative and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing just how old those nuts really are. One maybe two weeks is plenty of do ahead time.

1 4 oz wedge blue cheese (room temperature)
1 8oz pkg cheddar cheese (room temperature)
1 3 oz pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tbs minced parsley
1 tbs grated onion
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
After cheese reaches room temperature, blend all together with parsley, onion, worcestershire sauce and  1/2 cup of the nuts. Shape into a ball. Place remaining nuts on nonstick surface. Roll cheeseball around ontop of nuts to sufficiently coat entire ball. Wrap in wax paper.Refrigerate for several hours (or days) for flavors to blend. Remove from refrigerator one hour prior to serving. Serve with cracker.
*for some variety here are some blends I have tasted that were very delicious and interesting.*
add currents, chutney or maybe some pineapple to cheese blend, add some coconut to the nut mixture coating, or you could change up the cheeses, sustitute blue cheese with goat cheese. For a Christmas color Cheeseball try rolling it in some chopped pistachios and dried cranberries.  Whatever you decide, keep it fresh. Makes a great gift to bring as a hostess gift, have some extras made up in refrigerator for those unexpected guests that you would like to bless with a gift.

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