Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 8,Yield: 1pound
About This Recipe
“Cocktail hour special.”
8ouncesold cheddar cheese, shredded
8ouncescream cheese, softened
1/3 tablespoonstrong ale or 1/3 tablespoonbeer
1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper
1/2 cuppecans, toasted and finely chopped
1/2 cupfresh parsley, finely chopped
Place cheeses in food processor or blender, process until smooth.
Gradually add ale, mustard and cayenne pepper.
If mixture is soft, refrigerate until firm enough to hold shape.
Mould into a disc shape (a sphere or ball!!).
Combine pecans and parsley.
Pat the mixture onto the ball or roll the ball in the mixture until the cheese mixture is covered completely.
Place on a serving plate or board and surround with crackers or flatbreads.
Slices of apple are nice with this too.
“I forgot to review earlier.This was great.Took it to a Christmas party and someone else had bought a store bought one and no one even touched the other one.Thanks!”
“Followed the recipe except for the pecans (blech!) and this was great! Keeps for a long while too, were slowly chipping away at it. :)Thanks for the great recipe.”
“Excellent! The spread had a nice soft spreadable texture and the nuts really enhanced the cheddar flavor. This is quite possibly the perfect bar cheese! ~Sue”