Monday, December 28, 2009

Nutty Cheese Ball

This is a favorite every year around the Holiday and we just do appetizers for New Years Eve. So here is an easy one that goes along way for any party.




















1/2 pound Sharp Cheddar shredded
1/2 pound of Swiss Cheese shredded
1 package of Cream Cheese softened
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons of Sweet Marsala

Assorted nuts, you will need at least 3/4 of a cup of them chopped and mixed together
1/4 walnuts chopped or pecans
1/4 cups sliced almonds
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts or macadamia nuts
Beat cheeses and spices with a flat beater on high speed, and then at the end add the wine continuing to use an electric stand mixer, beat till smooth. Note: If the cheese is not at room temperature and shredded fine enough it will take longer to beat smooth. Shape into a ball, pour nuts on wax paper and roll cheese ball into nuts to coat well.
Wrap in the wax paper and refrigerate until serving. Serve with assorted flavored crackers.
+claudia lamascolo  Author

5 comments:

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Looks yummy!

Sook said...

How beautiful! I love cheeseballs and never thought of making it at home!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

This looks really good. The pefect appetizer.

MaryMoh said...

Wow...that looks such an interesting, delicious balls covered with nuts! I can imagine the lovely taste and texture with crackers. Happy holidays!

Claudia said...

What a grand combo of cheeses and nuts. Checking my fridge now...scrumptious!