(Originally posted October 2009) Here's a fun recipe from friend Jill Fisher! Jill has a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition and is a licensed Personal Chef. To contact Jill, contact me!
My Favorite Fall Cheese Ball
The tangy cheddar cheese mixed with cream cheese makes a delicious companion to sour apple slices and baguette slices. You can form it into the shape of a pumpkin and put a broccoli stalk on top and voila – a perfect centerpiece for your Fall gathering as well!
2 (8 oz) blocks extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 (8 oz) container chive and onion cream cheese
2 tsp paprika
½ tsp red pepper
1 broccoli stalk
Red and green apple wedges
Combine the first ingredients in a food processor and process until blended. Scrape all of the cheese together and roll into a ball. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Shape the mixture into a ball that resembles a pumpkin. Score the sides with a knife. Use the broccoli stalk to resemble a pumpkin stem.
Serve with apples and baguette. Can be stored in refrigerator up to 2 days.